A 39-year-old male asked:
Why would my gastro doc discourage nissen procedure when i have chronic gerd? i do not have barrett's, but am concerned about that progression. i reflux constantly. is aciphex (rabeprazole) enough to keep esophagus healed?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Surgery 43 years experience
YOUR DOC IS RIGHT: your doctor is right. Surgery should never be taking lightly.
Medication can take care of GERD 90-95% of the cases ,yes aciphex (rabeprazole) can do the job.
surgery for GERD is indicated if
there is a risk of cancer
failure of medical treatment.
potential life time use of medication.
complication associated with reflux like aspiration that can cause pneumonia, chronic cough.
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Last updated Oct 31, 2018
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