David A. Greenwald, MD; Kelly Bilodeau

All articles by David A. Greenwald, MD; Kelly Bilodeau


Gastroesophogeal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition estimated to affect 60% of the adult population in the United States annually. Traditionally, GERD is treated using a combination of lifestyle changes and medication. But some patients also seek endoscopic treatment for the condition. Below, David A. Greenwald, MD, FASGE, spokesperson for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these treatments.