High Economic Burden of Caring for Patients with Suspected Extraesophageal Reflux

A Podcast with Michael F. Vaezi, MD, FACG, and David O. Francis, MD

Michael F. Vaezi, MD, FACG, and David O. Francis, MD, co-authors of new research on the high costs of caring for patients with extraesophageal reflux symptoms published in the June issue of AJG, talk with AJG Co-Editor Dr. Paul Moayyedi about the prevalence of various extraesophageal reflux symptoms, the costs of treating these symptoms, the impact of tertiary care centers in both patient improvement and health care costs, and whether the best treatment for extraesophageal reflux is perhaps no treatment at all. (26:44)

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