Tips and Treatment Options for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)



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Dr. John Pandolfino, M.D., Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine discusses the importance of identifying the causes of GERD and gives tips to help treat the condition.

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John E. Pandolfino, MD, is the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Northwestern Medicine. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Pandolfino received his Doctor of Medicine from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship at Northwestern University. His research focuses on the biomechanics of bolus transport (where a mass of food has been chewed to the point of swallowing) and gastrointestinal motility as it pertains to gastroesophageal reflux and swallowing disorders. He developed the Esophageal Center at Northwestern Medicine, which serves as the nation’s top referral center for complex esophageal diseases, such as achalasia, eosinophilic esophagitis and refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).
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