Patient Stories

More than indigestion

Heartburn is one of the most common symptoms of a potentially serious disease called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD. Left untreated, GERD can erode the lining of the esophagus and lead to more serious ailments. Few people know that better than Julie Sinatra of Wakefield and her mother, Josephine Diorio, of Peabody, who both suffer from a severe variant of GERD called DGERD, or duodenogastroesophageal reflux disease.

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