PROVIDER'S QUICK GUIDE
Goshen Acid Reflux Center

To refer a patient:

(574) 537-1625

Goshen, IN

Goshen Acid Reflux Center

About Goshen Acid Reflux Center

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in our country, affecting 19 million adults. These patients not only experience a reduced quality of life due to their disease, but are at risk for more serious conditions if their reflux is not optimally treated. It is the mission of the Goshen Acid Refux Center to partner with area physicians to ensure patients receive optimal treatment and relief from GERD. Our multidisciplinary panel of experts is committed to operating by a model that centers around the patient, treating each person based on their individual needs.

Goshen Acid Reflux Center has developed a comprehensive approach to diagnose and treat acid reflux, combining highly skilled physicians and the latest technology to provide effective solutions.

To Refer a Patient:

Please call (574) 537-1625 or fax a referral with all clinical information known about the patient to (574) 537-9384.

Initial patient consults will take place at Goshen Gastroenterology, based on specialist availability.



When to Refer a Patient

• Dysphagia • Chronic GERD
• Chronic cough felt to be GERD
• Regurgitation
• Refractory GERD
• GI bleeding
• Painful swallowing
• Choking

Problems with Current Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) Therapy

• Mounting data that long-term and/or high dose PPI therapy is associated with increased hip fractures - various mechanisms including decreased calcium absorption in the achlorhydric state

• Increasing evidence that PPI therapy (not related to duration or dose) interferes with the conversion of the active metabolite of Plavix by inhibiting hepatic enzymes necessary for this conversion, therefore making Plavix less effective

• Established evidence that PPI therapy in the hospital is associated with a higher incidence of C. Diff infections. It is felt that since C. Diff is fecal-oral, the profound reduction of gastric acid by PPI therapy may allow C. Diff easier access to the colon

Possible Treatments:

• Medical therapy

• Surgical treatment - Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

We offer appropriate patients access to the latest surgical advancements in the treatment of GERD, including both Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.