The Reflux Center Difference

Reflux Center difference

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What is the Reflux Center difference?
Why do patients travel 30 miles or more and pass dozens of Gastroenterologists to benefit from the care and expertise available uniquely at the Reflux Center of New York?

Do you know the many faces of reflux?
Reflux Center of New York was created to offer solutions and insights to the patients who are tough to manage, as well as for those discerning patients who are looking for depth of experience from a doctor who is comfortable answering your questions with authority. Heartburn and regurgitation of sour fluid into the throat are common symptoms treated by the majority of internal medicine physicians, and gastroenterologists. Many with symptoms of cough. hoarseness, throat clearing, wheezing and shortness of breath are seen by Lung (pulmonary) and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physicians. There are excellent surgeons who have skills in repairing hiatal hernias, and treating esophageal cancer.

At the Reflux Center of New York, Dr. David Gutman has unique expertise and resources in addressing ALL these aspects of Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), Asthma, Barrett’s esophagus, non-cardiac chest pain, World Trade Center Syndrome, hiatal hernia, eosinophilic esophagitis and gastroparesis.

Yes, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder is one of the most common problems that Gastroenterologists see, and they are able to help the majority of their patients. Many gastroenterologists and internists count on Dr. Gutman to help them diagnose and treat their most complex patients. GERD has also become one of the most common problems seen by Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists, Lung doctors, and Heart doctors as well, and they often call on the Reflux Center of New York for the diagnostic expertise and the breadth of treatment options available.

Join us here for a discussion of the crucial questions my patients have frequently asked.

Do you need answers regarding these key concerns?

  • How do I know if I am having a heart attack or heartburn?
  • Why do I suffer from throat clearing, cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, or a lump in my throat?
  • Do I always have to take medicine for all my life to treat my reflux?
  • I am worried about the side effects my heartburn medications, including osteoporosis. Is it true I may get fractures from taking PPI medications such as Nexium?
  • What are the risks to long term treatment of GERD? Are they safe to take beyond 8 weeks?
  • Do I have to stop drinking coffee altogether? I don’t think I can do that.
  • Is it just heartburn or is it something to worry about?
  • My cardiologist says I can’t take Prilosec anymore. Now my chest is on fire. What are the risks to me of taking medications and what happens if I stop?
  • I don’t want to be taking heartburn medications forever. What are my options?
  • Why is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (including cough, throat clearing, lump in throat, and hoarseness) so difficult to treat?
  • Can that constant throat clearing really put be a sign of cancer?
  • What is a PPI?
  • How should I take Proton Pump Inhibitors to get the best effect?
  • A few years after I worked at Ground Zero, I began developing shortness of breath, and now I am getting heartburn that just wont go away. What happened?
  • I never had heartburn when I was lighter but now that I gained 15 pounds, sourness keeps coming up and it makes me cough. What’s wrong?
  • How do we determine the cause of my chest pain?
  • Isn’t acid important for my immune defenses?
  • I have stomach polyps. These developed since I started on treatment for GERD. Should I be worried?
  • What are the advantages to me of Esophyx incisionless surgery? How can it relieve my reflux without the need for further medications?
  • My chest is on fire. Should I go to the Emergency Room?

Demand the best in expertise, technology and comfort. Look for advancements in care not available at other centers.
No other gastroenterologist on Long Island or the New York Metro area has expertise in wireless esophageal acid testing, performs these in the comfort of a well equipped and very comfortable office setting, with exclusively High Definition endoscopy with state of the art Narrow Band Imaging, and performs antireflux surgery (fundoplication) endoscopically without any cutting or incisions.

That is the Reflux Center of New York difference!