Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Swallowing Center

The Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Swallowing Center, part of the Swedish Digestive Health Institute, takes a comprehensive approach to treating GERD and other conditions including achalasia, Barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, nutcracker esophagus and others. The center offers the leading treatments including anti-reflux surgery, LINX, diaphragmatic hernia repair, endoscopic Zenker's diverticulectomy, per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) and esophageal stents.

Conditions We Treat


  • Acid reflux
  • Asthma 
  • Coughing
  • Dental erosion
  • Food sticks (dysphagia)
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Pneumonia
  • Throat clearing
  • Vomiting


  • Achalasia
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Esophageal Dysmotility
  • Diverticulum (Zenkers, Epiphrenic)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hypertensive lower esophageal sphincter  (LES)
  • Leiomyoma
  • Nutcracker esophagus
  • Paraesophageal hernia (stomach in chest)
  • Tracheo-esophageal fistula

Surgeries and Procedures

Surgeries and Procedures


Video: GERD Surgical Options

Watch a recorded presentation about innovative surgical treatments that can help provide relief from GERD with Peter T. White, MD.

VIDEO: LINX Reflux Management System

Watch this video to learn about a new, simple surgical procedure to treat GERD.

VIDEOS: Barrett's Esophagus

In this series of videos, get answers to common questions about Barrett's esophagus.

VIDEOS: Introduction to Esophageal Surgery

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Ralph Aye explains esophageal surgery and what to expect in this series of videos.

Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Understand the procedure that treats swallowing disorders with shorter recovery time and no incisions in the chest or abdomen.