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Is it possible for surgery to fix gerd?

Is it possible for surgery to fix gerd?

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 more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Is it possible to fix a hydrocele without surgery?

Is it possible to fix a hydrocele without surgery?

No: Sadly not usually. You can drain a hydrocele with a needle in the office but the recurrence rate is very high. In surgery the hydrocele "sac" where the fluid sits is surgically removed so it is very rare for the fluid to return after surgery. Best of luck. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have surgery for your acne problems?

Is it possible to have surgery for your acne problems?

Scientific Rx: I'm sorry you have to ask. All acne can be managed with medication if you're willing to work hard and undergo regimens that are not pleasant. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Adding a systemic antibiotic usually works. If not, you may be offered another Rx; if it is isotretinoin, be brave and go for it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for endoscopic sinus surgery to be very painful?

Is it possible for endoscopic sinus surgery to be very painful?

Yes: The most painful part of the sinus surgery is actually the surgery to the septum Ask your doctor if you are going to have septoplasty (surgery to fix your deviated septum). If yes, then it could be very painful. Also, are you having balloon sinus surgery? if yes, this is less painful . ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get surgery to fix my cuspids?

Is it possible for me to get surgery to fix my cuspids?

Canines: Please consult with your dentist who can determine if you need to see an oral surgeon or orthodontist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Is it possible to get surgery to fix a lazy eye?

Rx May help: Lazy eye is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to see what is going on during a lasik surgery operation?

Is it possible for you to see what is going on during a lasik surgery operation?

A little: During your procedure, you will be able to see a littleof what is going on. If you are interested, you should look on youtube or ask to observe another procedure prior to yours. ...Read more

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Is it possible for laser eye surgery to fix a ghosting problem?

Is it possible for laser eye surgery to fix a ghosting problem?

No : you can get Lasix (furosemide) and still see ghosts. Unless you have a visual problem and it needs additional surgery, you need to ask an eye doctor. White blobs around your eyes are a visual problem. Seeing people in different cultures, anyplace is a ghost and will not get fixed by Lasix (furosemide). I see ghosts and have had Lasix (furosemide) and have 20/20 vision. One has nothing to do with the other. ...Read more

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Is it possible for abdominoplasty to cause trauma?

Is it possible for abdominoplasty to cause trauma?

Not Sure...: All surgical procedures by their nature cause "trauma" and may be associated with complications. Very important to select your plastic surgeon carefully. Learn about the potential risks/complications associated with the procedure prior to proceeding. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Is it possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Yes but usually heal: While flail chest can be treated with surgery to stabilize the unstable segment, in many instances it will heal on its own. ...Read more

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What is best long-term, least side effect surgery for gerd? Will be fixing other problems, so will not be laproscopic

What is best long-term, least side effect surgery for gerd?  Will be fixing other problems, so will not be laproscopic

Nissen : A procedure that wraps the stomach around the esophagus is used to treat gerd. This creates a new pressure barrier so that acid can not enter the esophagus. This is the best method surgically to fix gerd for a long term fix. There are some surgeons or gastroenterologist that can do this during endoscopy but the long term success if unproven. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get thrush from gallbladder surgery?

Is it possible for you to get thrush from gallbladder surgery?

Yes, especially: If you were on antibiotics or you have diabetes. Show it to your doctor for correct diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of occult diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a septoplasty to fail? Is it possible that a septoplasty could be performed only to have the patient still complain of breathing issues? .

Is it possible for a septoplasty to fail? Is it possible that a septoplasty could be performed only to have the patient still complain of breathing issues?

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It : It is possible for a septoplasty to fail. Reasons for a true failure include failure of total correction of a deviated septum, failure to remove the bony part of the septum, failure to address inflamed turbinates, which are bony protrusions in the nose, covered by mucosa that can inflame and swell, and residual swelling from allergies or sinusitis. Early after surgery, difficulty breathing may be simply due to crusting or clots. Gentle cleansing with salt water or a netti pot may be helpful, but first check with your surgeon. If your symptoms persist 4-6 weeks after surgery, it's time to evaluate the other issues. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a knee revision surgery?

How common is it for someone to need a knee revision surgery?

Uncommon: It is relatively uncommon to require total knee revision surgery. It may be necessary for a number of reasons. The three most common are infection in the joint, loosening of the original components, and wear of the plastic (polyethylene) insert. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a gastric bypass?

How common is it for someone to need a gastric bypass?

Very common: Less then 30% of the american population actually has a normal bmi. Obesity is a major epidemic in this country and is rapidly expanding, especially in the adolescent and preadolescent age groups.Surgery is performed in 1% or less of those individuals who are consider candidates for these procedures. Surgery for obesity, especially over the last ten years has become increasingly more popular. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more