This program provides routine care for patients with GERD and peptic ulcer disease and comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients with complex upper gastrointestinal disease that have not resolved with lifestyle changes and standard medical therapy.

The Heartburn and Dyspepsia Program physicians and staff provide a variety of diagnostic and treatment approaches for the management of upper gastrointestinal disorders including:

  • GERD
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • LERD (Laryngopharyngeal extra-esophageal reflux disease),
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Esophageal motility disorders

Diagnostic tests performed in the Digestive Health Center include:

  • Esophageal manometry
  • Ambulatory pH monitoring
  • Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance (MII)-pH monitoring

Additional diagnostic and interventional procedures are performed in the state-of-the-art endoscopic suite. In addition to medical management, evaluation for minimally invasive surgery for GERD (Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication) and achalasia (Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy) is also provided in the Digestive Health Center.

IBD Research and Clinical Trials

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The University of Maryland Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research Program is a national leader in clinical research.