Treatments for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children
When your child shows signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease talk with your pediatrician and try making diet or lifestyle changes to see if that helps. If not, our pediatric gastroenterologists can help to make sure it’s nothing more serious. .
Treatment recommendations will be based on your child's age. A review of diet is a first step for most kids. Medicine to reduce acid is also an option. Most children respond to medical treatment, though in some cases anti-reflux surgery is needed. Safe, effective relief is always our goal in treating your little one.
Treatments We Provide
H2 blockers can help block the production of stomach acid, and proton pump inhibitors reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces.
Prokinetic medicine can help the lower esophageal sphincter muscles work better so that the stomach can empty faster. This can help reduce the number of reflux episodes.
In an anti-reflux procedure called fundoplication, the surgeon creates a valve at the top of the stomach by wrapping a portion of it around the esophagus. This prevents food and stomach acid from rising up into the esophagus.