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Online Presentation: Acid Reflux

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5th
Time: 12:00 PM CST
Where: Online
To view the online presentation, register in the box to the right


Acid reflux online presentationAn estimated one-third of the U.S. population suffers with heartburn and other symptoms caused by acid reflux at least twice per week, and 25 million suffer from heartburn on a daily basis. In the Houston area, it is estimated that approximately 375,000 people suffer from chronic heartburn. Many don’t find relief through standard treatments.

Physicians at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center are dedicated to helping people who suffer from chronic gastrointestinal reflux disease, or GERD.

We offer comprehensive evaluations and treatments for GERD, combined with the latest in diagnostic technology and personalized service.

Join an interactive discussion with expert Erik Wilson, M.D. at Noon CST on Tuesday, November 5th to learn about acid reflux, including diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Erik Wilson will also host a live Q&A session and will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment options.  

Topics

  • What causes acid reflux?
  • What factors increase risk of acid reflux?
  • What are the symptoms of GERD?
  • How is GERD diagnosed?
  • What are the treatment options?

About the Host: Erik Wilson, M.D.

Dr. Erik Wilson

Erik Wilson, M.D.

  • Over 10 years of experience treating patients with GERD, and an international leader in research and innovative approaches for the treatment of acid reflux.
  • Graduated from college with highest honors from Texas A&M University and completed his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. 
  • Completed a general surgery residency at Texas A&M and a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery at The University of Texas at Houston. 
  • Serves as an assistant professor of surgery at the UTHealth Medical School and the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Texas (MIST).
  • Serves as Chief of Elective General Surgery for the UTHealth Medical School Department of Surgery. 
  • Is committed to a personal approach to the surgical care of patients with an emphasis on safe surgery through very small incisions, and is a leader of advanced robotic surgery.