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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Tanya Evans specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Southlake, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Evans include heartburn and acid reflux (GERD). She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and more. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Evans include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of McKinney, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC).

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All Interests: Heartburn, Acid Reflux

Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shibu G Oommen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Shibu Oommen's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Oommen's areas of expertise include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oommen graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is conversant in Malayalam. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas G Van Dinter Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Van Dinter is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include achalasia, colon cancer, and hepatitis C. Dr. Van Dinter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Van Dinter is professionally affiliated with Dallas Diagnostic Association.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Rassa Shahidzadeh is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Shahidzadeh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include indigestion, achalasia, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Shahidzadeh attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shahidzadeh takes.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3801 W 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Smith works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Las Colinas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. After attending Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Alan London's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. London include amputation, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. London takes. Dr. London attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. London is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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All Interests: Hydrocelectomy, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth M Papaila Hawes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Papaila sees patients in Plano, TX. Her medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Papaila include groin hernia, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Papaila is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Papaila completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Biliary Disorders, Colon Problems, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Acid Reflux (GERD)?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, abbreviated GERD and sometimes called acid reflux, happens when food and acid inside the stomach leak back up into the bottom of the throat. This causes a burning sensation, heartburn, and a bad taste or smell in the mouth. GERD is different from occasional heartburn in that it happens regularly, at least twice a week over several weeks.

GERD happens because the muscle around the bottom of the throat weakens. This can be caused by a shift in the placement of the stomach, as happens with a hiatal hernia. Other risk factors include obesity, pregnancy, the use of certain medications, and smoking.

A person with GERD will notice the obvious signs of heartburn and an acid feeling in their throat several times a week. Other symptoms can include a persistent cough, nausea, asthma, or a sore throat that doesn’t go away. If GERD is left untreated, it can cause problems in the lining of the throat, including ulcers and even cancer.

There are simple lifestyle changes that can be made to combat acid reflux:
  • Lose weight, if needed.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat small meals and don’t lie down right after eating.
  • Stay away from acidic foods and foods known to cause reflux such as fried food and coffee.

If those lifestyle changes aren’t enough, there are medications that can help. Antacids, medications that decrease acid production in the stomach, medications to help the stomach empty faster, and antibiotics can all be useful. In extreme cases, surgery can be performed to tighten the bottom of the esophagus.
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