The first symptom of gastric reflux is often heartburn and acid indigestion. Over time, issues with the lower esophageal sphincter can lead to Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. GERD can be treated with medication, such as antacids. proton pump inhibitors, and H2 blockers, but patients may be interested in more permanent solutions. The Nissen Fundoplication involves wrapping the stomach around the lower end of the esophagus. The surgery is performed by laparoscopy and has a success rate of 92% in getting patients off of medication. Patients spend 2 nights under our care and require a minimum convalescence of 2 weeks.
For a non-surgical treatment of GERD, patients may be interested in Stretta.
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