Services

Riverside Surgical

Heartburn Clinic

 Location

169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
Phone: 607-352-3550 Fax:  607-798-5270

Talk to your provider about the Lourdes Heartburn Clinic.Our Heartburn Clinic provides care for patients suffering from mild, moderate or severe heartburn and reflux. Our team of medical professionals use an evidence based approach for the treatment of severe and chronic heartburn. Our ultimate goal is to decrease the incidence of esophageal cancer and improve the overall health of our community.

Dangers of Chronic and Severe Heartburn

Heartburn is common, and an occasional episode is generally nothing to worry about. However, frequent heartburn can be a serious problem leading to chronic conditions. Heartburn is the main risk factor for the development of esophageal cancer. The treatment of heartburn can involve weight loss, nutrition, and smoking cessation. Proper treatment of heartburn can improve your overall health. 

Conditions We Treat

  • Severe Heartburn and Reflux
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Other Esophageal Disorders
  • Hiatal hernias

Possible Symptoms

When it comes to heartburn, not everyone has the same symptoms.  If you suffer from any of these symptoms you could have chronic heartburn. 

  • Heartburn
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • Regurgitation
  • Chronic cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Dysphagia
  • Painful swallowing
  • Food getting “stuck”
  • Globus sensation in throat
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Nonspecific esophageal motility disorder 

How We Can Help

Initially your evaluation focuses on risk factors for cancer and other complications. The initial therapy includes counseling on diet and lifestyle and the proper use of antacids. When appropriate, further evaluation and testing my be required, such as:  

  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Swallowing and Motility Testing
  • pH Studies
  • Esophagogastrodudenoscopy (EGD)

Depending on the results, surgery or endoscopic therapies may be necessary. This can include:

  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Fundoplication surgery
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Diverticulectomy and cricopharyngeal myotomy for Zenker’s
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Diet and Nutritional Counseling
  • Lifestyle Change Assistance
  • Weight Loss Surgery

Our Providers 

Todd V. Prier, MD

Todd V. Prier, MD
Binghamton
Telephone: 607-352-3550

 

 

 

Talk to your Primary Care Provider about a referral to our Heartburn Clinic today or call Lourdes Riverside Surgical at 607-352-3550 to see how we can help.

LOURDES Hospital | 169 Riverside Drive • Binghamton, NY 13905 | Phone: 607-798-5111 / Directory | Email: info@lourdes.com