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What is the definition or description of: acid reflux surgery?

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Reflux surgery: This is a procedure done by a surgeon if acid reflux becomes unmanageable by meds. It often involves wrapping part of the stomach around the lower esophagus.

Answered 12/7/2012

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Dr. Joseph Sucher answered

Specializes in Trauma Surgery

Fundoplication: The most commonly performed surgery for acid reflux is a fundoplication. This is performed laparoscopically in a variety of manners, but generally involves ensuring that any hiatal hernia is repaired, that the length of intra-abdominal esophagus is 5-8 cm and some form of stomach "wrap" (fundoplication) is performed.

Answered 11/28/2017

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