Bennett Roth, MD; Kelly Bilodeau, Author at MPR

Bennett Roth, MD; Kelly Bilodeau

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Treatment-Resistant GERD

For most of the 25-30% of the population who suffer from gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD), lifestyle changes and medication are quick to relieve symptoms. But sometimes physicians will encounter patients whose symptoms don’t improve or only partially resolve with treatment. Below, Bennett Roth, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, discusses those cases and what physicians can do to help these patients.