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Gerd Treatment Surgery
Wat are the pros and cons on surgery for acid reflux. Does it cure GERD or its a temporary fix and how invasive is the surgery.
What test can determine if i need surgery to correct anti-reflex valve to cure the symptoms of GERD? Endoscopy?
There is no: "test" which indicates surgery as the treatment of GERD ! It is FAILURE of conservative Treatment...H-2 blockers, Proton Pump Inhibitors, proper diet, Elevation head of bed at night...IF ALL FAILS , the latest surgical approached are "MINIMALLY INVASICE" Make sure that if you reach this point you are under the care of a Board Certified Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a (gerd) and i'm suffering, i I have made three endoscope all dr said you can't make a surgery !now i eat Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg tow time a day useless.?
Treatment: Treatment for gerd includes lifestyles changes, medication, endoscopic therapy, and surgical therapy. There are some tests required to make sure you are a candidate for endoscopic or surgical treatment. You should see a general surgeon with significant experience treating gerd surgically for a consultation. ...Read more
Yes: The most common operation to treat gerd is a laparoscopic fundoplication, where the top of the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus, effectively creating a new valve to limit reflux. This operation is not for the "casual refluxer", whose symptoms can be managed with meds and lifestyle changes since this operation will change the way you process food and has side effects that can be bothersome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have GERD and am thinking about having surgery ... What happens if I don't ? I have been told that it is pretty bad ..
Varies: Acid reflux that goes untreated can lead to many different problems. Some of these are minor, such as heartburn or discomfort. Some are worse, like strictures or ulcers. Long standing reflux can lead to barrett's esophagus or even esophageal cancer. Medical treatments really only mask the symptoms and don't reduce the amount of reflux. They also have side effects like osteoporosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New device: This is a new, surgically implanted device that consisted if a bracelet of small magnets that are wrapped around the valve between the esophagus and stomach. The magnets open when food goes through, and "close" when at rest. No long term results yet. Early results reasonable. Insurance plans may not pay for it. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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