Home > Gastroenterology > Heartburn and Acid Reflux Testing Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Feb 19, 2008 by DRobbins, Views: 2008 Dr. David Robbins, the Director of endoscopic ultrasound at Beth Israel Medical Center, reviews heartburn. Heartburn is the common symptom associated with GERD- gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid injury in the esophagus can cause Barrett's esophagus which is a precancerous condition. People with a histal hernia are at risk for reflux disease.