About This Center
UT Health Austin’s Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders Center diagnoses, treats, and manages disorders of the foregut (specifically the esophagus and stomach), including achalasia, Barrett’s Esophagus, complex hiatal hernias, GERD, and other esophageal disorders, in adult patients (18 years and older). We want to improve your overall health and quality of life by diagnosing and treating the cause of your gastroesophageal reflux (acid reflux).
At UT Health Austin, we take a multidisciplinary approach to your care. This means you will benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists across a variety of disciplines caring for you in one place, often during the same appointment, to avoid having to schedule multiple appointments with providers at locations all over the city. The Heartburn and Esophageal Disorders Center care team includes surgical and non-surgical heartburn and esophageal disorders specialists, registered nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, and more who work together to help you get back to the things in your life that matter most to you.
We also collaborate with our colleagues at the Dell Medical School and The University of Texas at Austin to utilize the latest research and treatment techniques, allowing us to provide you with a variety of treatment options. We don’t want you to feel limited by their current medication or treatment options, which may often treat the symptoms, but not the disease itself. In some cases, we can offer surgical treatments that may permanently relieve acid reflux. Imaging and lab testing are also available on site if needed.
At UT Health Austin, we focus on you, the whole patient, making sure that you have the support you need throughout your care. To explore FAQs regarding your upcoming appointment, please click here.
Conditions We Treat
Surgeries We Perform
- LINX Reflux Management System
- GERD (Antireflux)
- Large Hiatal and Paraesophageal Hernia Surgery
- Reoperation for Reflux or Hernia
- Laparoscopic Fundiplication (Nissen, Partial)
- Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett’s Esophagus (Halo, BARRX)
- Laparoscopic Myotomy for Achlasia