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Non Invasive Acid Reflux Surgery
Fundoplication: The most commonly performed surgery for acid reflux is a fundoplication. This is performed laparoscopically in a variety of manners, but generally involves ensuring that any hiatal hernia is repaired, that the length of intra-abdominal esophagus is 5-8 cm and some form of stomach "wrap" (fundoplication) is performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
After Reflux Surgery: Bloating and discomfort from gas buildup and inability to burp are common problems after reflux surgery. I usually keep my patients on a liquid diet for a week after surgery and advance to soft foods as tolerated. This decreases the likelihood of these symptoms. Consult with your surgeon on a dietary regimen. Most often this resolves with time. If it persists, then you may need additional work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It looks like gastroenterologists specialize. How do I find one that might do hiatal hernia + acid reflux surgery?
They don't operate: Under medical specialties, there is training program in GI diseases. These clinicians are the gastro enterologists who treat and handle the diagnosis of GI disorders such as Crohns disease, Ulcerative colitis, bleeding ulcer disease and are the one who do upper and lower GI endoscopy. Surgery of the upper GI tract is performed by general surgeons who can handle reflux and hiatal disease. ...Read more
I'm 33, a smoker. Nexium (esomeprazole) for acid reflux. Surgery for endometriomas in may. Now I have chest tightness/bloating/upper back pain. Should i worry?
Check up: Don't worry find out the cause of your sx--my guess would b GI but have to rule out cardiac and other causes. ...Read more
My doctors will not recommend acid reflux surgery or bariatric surgery even though they have said the acid reflux is causing 8 bouts of bronchitis why?
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 medication can I use to heal or cure acid reflux which will also cure esophagitis if i don't want surgery.Surgery scares me.Should i change diet?
Have had acid reflux on and off for 1 1/2 years. Tried everything. Cannot take it anymore. Will i need surgery? Nothing seems to be working.
I'm 19 and suffer from horrible acid reflux. I don't want to take bone thinning drugs my whole life. Is surgery an option?
You are wise: If there is any alternative to these drugs for life, you should pursue it. However, I am not an expert. Assume you've seen a gastroenterologist. Tell your fears to him/her, ask why you should be troubled with this at such an early age (there are some family syndromes, some endocrine conditions and some birth defects that could be causing it) and ask if there is ANY other approach. Good luck! ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
The most commonly performed surgery for acid reflux is a fundoplication. This is performed laparoscopically in a variety of manners, but generally involves ensuring that any hiatal hernia is repaired, that the length of intra-abdominal esophagus is 5-8 cm and some form of stomach ...Read more
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