GERD care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic's GERD care team includes doctors trained in digestive diseases (gastroenterologists), nurses, advanced practitioners and chest (thoracic) surgeons who work together to provide exactly the care you need.

Having all of this subspecialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — care is discussed among the team, appointments are scheduled in coordination and highly specialized GERD experts are all working together to determine what's best for you.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Virtually every test and treatment for GERD is available in one convenient location. Mayo Clinic specialists have experience using intraluminal esophageal impedance monitoring to detect and measure reflux regardless of acid content. This test can help determine the cause of your symptoms if proton pump inhibitors don't provide relief.

If a procedure to treat GERD is needed, Mayo Clinic thoracic surgeons have experience with minimally invasive anti-reflux surgery. Mayo Clinic also offers transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), a recently developed procedure that may offer relief from GERD without surgery. These procedures require significant experience and skills in laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat about 50,000 adults and children who have GERD. Mayo Clinic specialists are skilled in distinguishing GERD from other disorders that may cause similar symptoms. If surgery is needed, Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience performing anti-reflux procedures.

Efficiency

At Mayo Clinic, your team can usually diagnose your problem and recommend a treatment plan in just a few days. Virtually every test and treatment for GERD is available in one convenient location.

Children's care

Mayo Clinic pediatric specialists are experts at distinguishing GERD from other illnesses and from typical reflux that occurs in the first year of life.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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July 26, 2022