We found 6 providers with an interest in acid reflux and who accept Humana Gold near Houston, TX.

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Terry K. Scarborough M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.37 stars (11 ratings)
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave Dr. Scarborough an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scarborough is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scarborough completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Scarborough is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gastric ... (Read more)

Sherman C. Yu M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.63 stars (11 ratings)
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic colon surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Yu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Yu is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Priya Raj M.S, M.D
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
6621 Fannin Street; Tch - Clinical Care Center, Mc: Cc1010
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Priya Raj specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and St. John's Medical College. Dr. Raj's areas of expertise include eosinophilic esophagitis (eoE), acid reflux (GERD), and feeding disorders. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Raj's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Texas Medical Center - West Campus.

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All Interests: Feeding Disorders, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Jorge I. Leiva MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.81 stars (4 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Leiva an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Leiva trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Brian H. Kaplan
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 4.66 stars (250 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan practices adult gastroenterology in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise consist of ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Lugo MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Lugo is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lugo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lugo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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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