GERD & Acid Reflux Chat | Dr. Sumeet Mittal - CHI Health, Omaha, Nebraska (NE)
Dr. Sumeet K. MittallGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by the leaking of stomach contents backwards from the stomach into the esophagus. This causes irritation to the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. GERD is extremely common among Americans, with more than 60 million people suffering from it on a monthly basis and more than 15 million people suffering daily. Approximately 40 percent of all Americans may suffer from heartburn.

Join Dr. Sumeet K. Mittall, an esophageal surgeon with Alegent Creighton Clinic, as he answers your questions about GERD.