GERD Clinical Work-up
There are many tests that your physician can use to diagnose GERD. If you think you have GERD or have new or worsening symptoms on medical therapy, contact your physician to begin the testing process. Listed below are the most common.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), also known as upper Endoscopy is a test that examines the esophagus and LES for evidence of GERD.
pH monitoring using a probe in the esophagus near the stomach measures the level of esophageal acid exposure.
A measurement of how well your esophagus works. The esophagus must be strong enough to contract in order to move food into the stomach.
- Barium Esophagram
An x-ray examination that evaluates the esophagus for abnormalities.
If you think you have GERD or have new or worsening symptoms on medical therapy, contact Dr. Tripp Buckley today to begin the testing process.