Gastroesophageal reflux disease

What is gastroesophageal reflux disease?

This is the frequent passage of acid content from the stomach into the esophagus. It is a very common problem, which can lead to serious complications such as stricture (narrowing) of the esophagus, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer.

What are the symptoms?

Retrosternal burning, pain when swallowing, difficulty swallowing, on other occasions it can cause chronic cough, bad breath or aphonia if the reflux reaches the upper part of the esophagus and the airway.

How is it diagnosed?

A high-quality endoscopy allows evaluation of the esophagus and possible complications of long-standing reflux disease.

If you are looking for a second opinion about your endoscopic treatment or have been offered a surgical solution, contact us.

How is it treated?

In mild cases, treatment with medications, such as omeprazole and its derivatives, is very effective and safe.

In cases of drug dependence, one of the least complex endoscopic treatments with acceptable efficacy is endoscopic ablation antireflux therapy (ARMA or also called ARAT).


Gastroesophageal reflux disease.


ARMA or ARAT: mucosal ablation that manages to reduce the passage of acid content to the stomach.