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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?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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