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Upper Endoscopy for GERD (ACP)

Campaign Series: High Value Care
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Physicians
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 12/01/2012
People with heartburn often undergo a procedure called endoscopy to see if gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the cause, and if it is, to check periodically for complications. But that’s usually not necessary.