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Reflux – silent and not so silent – what you need to know!
Reflux is a disease that affects millions of people every day. GERD or gastroesophageal reflux, is a well-known problem that causes heartburn, indigestion, stomach discomfort, digestion issues, and left untreated, even can cause cancer. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux or LPR, also known as silent reflux, is reflux that affects the structures of the throat as well as the sinuses, ears, windpipe and lungs. LPR is as common if not more common than GERD. Typical symptoms of throat clearing, lump in the throat, chronic coughing, voice changes and sore throat are often confused with other diseases such as asthma, allergy, and sinus disease. LPR can also lead to asthma exacerbation, recurrent sinusitis and recurrent ear infections.

Join Craig Zalvan, MD, FACS of ENT and Allergy Associates as he helps one identify these diseases in family members. He will discuss how these diseases are diagnosed and most importantly, treated. Learn about the approach to treating reflux which involves a more diet based approach rather than the use of medications to suppress acid.

Jun 22, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Craig Zalvan, MD, FACS
Medical Director @Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders and Chief of the Otolaryngology service at Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health
Craig Zalvan, MD, FACS is presently the Medical Director at the Institute for Voice and Swallowing Disorders and Chief of the Otolaryngology service at Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health where he also serves on the Board of Directors for the hospital. He is one of the co-directors of the newly created Reflux Institute at Phelps Hospital. He is a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at NYMC and lectures internationally and nationally with numerous presentations, publications, and research projects on topics such as: laryngopharyngeal reflux treatment with diet, chronic cough, electromyography, injection laryngoplasty, dysphagia and esophagoscopy, laryngeal sensory testing and many other IRB approved studies. Additionally, Dr. Zalvan is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Zalvan's specialties includes the full range of Adult and Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Professional voice disorders,