Esophageal Disease

Discover how Baylor Scott & White Health can help you find the care you need. Learn about your care options and what the next steps are on your journey to better.

Understanding Esophageal Disease

Esophageal diseases—including GERD, esophagitis and achalasia—affect all or portions of the esophagus, which is the muscular tube that passes food from your mouth into your stomach. These diseases can cause inflammation, pain, difficulty swallowing and other painful symptoms.

If you're living with esophageal disease, know that you're not alone. We're here to help. By downloading this care guide, you’ll receive information about esophageal disease, including:
  • Types of esophageal diseases
  • Symptoms & risk factors
  • Treatment options & surgical procedures
  • And more

Why Choose Baylor Scott & White Health

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We’re dedicated to helping you feel better. We developed this care guide to answer common questions about esophageal diseases and other gastrointestinal conditions. Schedule an appointment with one of our specialists if you have any specific questions about your care after reviewing our guide. 

Services for esophageal diseases are offered at most hospital locations in Baylor Scott & White’s network across Texas. We also offer specialized centers for patients who may need an advanced level of care. The physicians on our gastroenterology staff specialists on our team are well-prepared to create a care plan tailored to fit your needs.

Your journey to better starts here.

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