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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 to have surgery for hallux valgus?

Is it possible to have surgery for hallux valgus?

Most definately: And there are probably 100 different surguries too.... ...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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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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Does fundiplication surgery to fix GERD looses its effectiveness as time goes by. i.e. Reflux slowly cones back again.

Does fundiplication surgery to fix GERD looses its effectiveness as time goes by. i.e. Reflux slowly cones back again.

Fundoplication: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, Yes, the GERD can reoccur. It is recommended to try non-surgical options first. Thank you ...Read more

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What is the surgery for gerd?

Fundoplication : Surgery for gerd involves wrapping the top part of your stomach around itself recreating the 'valve' at the top of your stomach to prevent reflux. It often is done with a hiatal hernia repair where you tighten the opening in your diaphragm that your esophagus comes through. Can be done laparoscopically, robotically, sometimes endoscopically. ...Read more

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How effective is the GERD surgery in reducing symptoms?

Very effective: Surgery is very effective. But frequently your gerd symptoms of heartburn may get replaced by gas bloating symptoms. Please discuss those symptoms in detail with the surgeon before saying yes to surgery. Surgery is an excellent option if your heartburn symptoms are really frequent and bad. ...Read more

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Are most people satisfied with the outcome of their GERD surgery?

Are most people satisfied with the outcome of their GERD surgery?

90% Satisfaction: Long-term studies demonstrate that the happiest people are those whose quality-of-life was most compromised by gerd prior to surgery. While this is an excellent operation, it is not for the "casual refluxer": it is best reserved for those who cannot control their symptoms despite dietary and lifestyle modifications, supplemented by meds. An excellent pre-op measure of this is a 24-hr pH study. ...Read more

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I suffer from GERD and I am contemplating surgery. is this advisable?

I suffer from GERD  and I am contemplating surgery. is this advisable?

Depends on severity: Do you just have GERD. Are your symptoms controlled on Medication, dietary change and weight loss?
If so, then no, there is no need for surgery.

Rather have a full assessment to see if you actually require an operation. In this century, very few patients need or have indications for an operation. ...Read more

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It possible to have worse GERD after GERD surgery, this wrap is safe for long time use?

It possible to have worse GERD after GERD surgery, this wrap is safe for long time use?

Yes and yes: There are various procedures for gerd, the most common being a nissen fundoplication, where part of the stomach (fundus) is wrapped fully around the lower esophagus. Long term it is usually fine, but could slip or become unwrapped. There could also be reflux through an intact wrap. There should have been a battery of tests before operation, and these can be repeated to see what's wrong if anything. ...Read more

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I have GERD and am thinking about having surgery ... What happens if I don't ? I have been told that it is pretty bad ..

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 more

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What is linx surgery for gerd?

What is linx surgery for gerd?

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 more

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How bad does my GERD need to get before surgery becomes a good idea?

How bad does my GERD need to get before surgery becomes a good idea?

Very bad.: I advise my patients that the surgical treatment for gerd is not for the "casual refluxer". The surgery changes the way that your stomach processes food and is really only a "band-aid" procedure, in that it does not correct the physiologic abnormality that causes reflux. However, if your quality of life is significantly affected by gerd and meds do not control your symptoms, it is a good option. ...Read more

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Is it common for GERD to get worse after a nissen surgery before it gets better?

Is it common for GERD to get worse after a nissen surgery before it gets better?

Not usually: Classic gerd symptoms like heartburn usually improve immediately. However with the swelling some symptoms are made worse like trouble swallowing. This usually improves in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Are there exercises or yoga positions which could help my GERD symptoms and let me avoid surgery?

Are there exercises or yoga positions which could help my GERD symptoms and let me avoid surgery?

No: But sleeping positions (on a wedge or with the head of the bed elevated) can help gerd and possibly avoid surgery ... ...Read more

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Is surgery ever warranted in the treatment of gerd?

Is surgery ever warranted in the treatment of gerd?

Yes: When meds no longer work or the symptoms increase to cause night cough. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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Do people get GERD after gasteric sleeve surgery?

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Do people get GERD after gasteric sleeve surgery?

It can happen: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has been reported to increase the risk of new onset gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) by altering the normal position of the sphincter at the gastroesophageal junction or in some cases, having the sleeve migrate into the chest. One survey found that 6.5% of the patients who had undergone lsg developed post-operative gerd. ...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

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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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.

Yes: It will cure gerd but for how long depends. Pros is not needing to take those pills anymore and suffering from debilitating reflux. Cons it is an operation and carries its risks. ...Read more

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Will getting a nissen surgery for GERD help me to sleep better at night?

Will getting a nissen surgery for GERD help me to sleep better at night?

Possibly: Many people with reflux have their worst problems at night when laying flat; sleeping more upright with pillows or even putting the head of the bed elevated on blocks can help. If the reflux is unresponsive to maximal medical management, surgery is an option. I strongly advise you to have a 24 hr pH study to objectively measure what is happening when you sleep before considering surgery. ...Read more

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Suffer from chronic gerd. No Barrett's. Is it better to stay on omeprazole long term, or have surgery?

Pros & cons: Avoid issues that delay stomach emptying &/or relax LES--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Acid blockers are generally safe, but long-term PPI's can promote bone-thinning, low magnesium, C.difficile--balance against risks of Barrett's & diminished lifestyle. ...Read more

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If PPIs and diet only help a little with heartburn and other GERD symptoms, can anything else be done besides surgery?

If PPIs and diet only help a little with heartburn and other GERD symptoms, can anything else be done besides surgery?

Yes: On diet, want to ensure cutting back drastically on caffeine, coffee, alcohol, fatty/fried foods, too much acidic or spicy foods (some good), red meats. Lose weight. Keep blood pressure and diabetes (if applicable) in control. Exercise daily. Stay sitting or standing at least 30 min after any meal. Sleep on a regular schedule. Control stress. These all help with GERD unless hiatal hernia present. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more