Acid Reflux Treatment Specialist

Greater New York Gastroenterology, PC

Gastroenterologist located in New York, NY

Dr. Hon-Ming Eng is a Gastroenterologist serving the Greater New York area. He provides Acid Reflux Treatment with the high quality and personal service that you deserve. Located at 137 5th Avenue, Greater NY Gastroenterology P.C. should be your preferred source for treating your Acid Reflux.

Acid Reflux Treatment Q & A

When Should I Consult a Gastroenterologist for Acid Reflux Treatment?

The most effective way to treat acid reflux is to avoid the foods, beverages or lifestyle choices that trigger symptoms. Some common things that are suggested include:

  • Eat smaller meals more frequently over the course of the day.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Raise the head of your bed at least 4 inches to 6 inches.
  • Never eat at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down.
  • Take daytime naps in a chair rather than lying down.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothes or belts.
  • Take steps to lose weight, if needed, and exercise daily.
  • Change your dietary habits.

If lifestyle changes, antacids or acid-blocking medications help reduce the symptoms of acid reflux, then further testing is probably not necessary. However, if your acid reflux symptoms recur two or more times a week or if over the counter medications don't bring lasting relief, you need to see a specialist. If steps listed above have not helped or if you have frequent or severe symptoms, your doctor may order tests to confirm a diagnosis and check for other problems.

What Tests Might be Ordered by your Gastroenterologist?

If common acid reflux treatment does not halt your problems, your gastroenterologist may order diagnostic tests to check for other problems. Tests you may need can include:

  • Esophageal manometry to check the function of your esophagus and lower esophageal sphincter.
  • An Esophagram or Barium Swallow to check for narrowing of the esophagus or ulcers.
  • An Endoscopy to check for problems in your esophagus or stomach. This test involves inserting a flexible, lighted tube down your throat. Your doctor will first spray the back of your throat with anesthetic and give you a sedative to make you more comfortable.
  • pH monitoring to check for acid in your esophagus.
  • A biopsy may be taken during an endoscopy to check samples of tissue under a microscope for infection or abnormalities.

Insurance Information

Here is a shortlist of the insurance providers we accept. For more information, please call our office. Also please call if your plan is through the Health Insurance Exchange so we can verify.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Oxford Health Plans