Top
20
Doctor insights on: Operation For Gerd

Share
1

1
Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Treatment for GERD after gastric sleeve surgery?

Diet and: Medication management first. Sleeves can be converted to gastric bypasses with little or no natural stomach left and therefor is ofter curative for the gerd. Also a new procedure, the torax is approved. http://www.toraxmedical.com/linx/. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. David Earle
1,356 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Has anyone done surgery for GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease)?

Has anyone done surgery for GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease)?

Common: It is a fairly common laparoscopic surgery performed by surgeons with expertise in this type of surgery. Names of surgery may be laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I had fundoplaction surgery for gerd. Can I have a gastric sleeve procedure done for obesity?

I had fundoplaction surgery for gerd. Can I have a gastric sleeve procedure done for obesity?

Weight loss nissen: Very difficult question. Discussed currently at medical conferences. The pure answer is no, but there are two ways. The first way, the most correct way, would be to undo the wrap that was the previous antireflux procedure, after a review of the previous operative report and then do the sleeve. The second way, would be to make the sleeve a little wider and avoid the upper portion of the stomach. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Varies: Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon. Most surgeons track their outcomes for at least a few years. If you go to a surgeon with good results and you do your part (eating right and keeping your weight in check) - you can expect durable relief with surgery. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Is it possible to have gastric bypass after having a nissen surgery for gerd?

Is it possible to have gastric bypass after having a nissen surgery for gerd?

Yes: It is possible but it may not be possible to do laparoscopically due to prior surgery. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Relatively common: The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
8

8
What are the risk having gastric bypass surgery after having a nissen for gerd?

What are the risk having gastric bypass surgery after having a nissen for gerd?

Bypass & Nissen : Doing a bypass after having a nissen is very difficult and considered revisional surgery. Lots of scar tissue from the nissen and your wrap must be undone. Risks of complications like a leak are much higher. Doesn't mean you shouldn't have a bypass. I have done many of these. You just need to go to an experienced surgeon that does revisional bypass surgery. ...Read more

9

9
I have had a nissan fundoplaction for gerd. Can I have a gastric sleeve procedure done for obesity?

Bottom line - yes: The bariatric surgeon may have to modify his technique a bit, but you should be able to get a good sleeve made that should help you in your efforts to lose weight. Good luck and you will be so much better as you lose excess weight! ...Read more

11

11
How successful is a laparoscopic myotomy and fundoplication for achalasia ?

How successful is a  laparoscopic myotomy and fundoplication for achalasia ?

Very: If you truly have achalasia a laparoscopic myotomy can provide improvement in your symptoms almost instantly. The long term satisfaction from the surgery is also very good. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can you tell me about fundoplication surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can you tell me about fundoplication surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Making better valve: ... To keep stomach acid in stomach. The most common operation for gastroesophageal reflux (ger) performed in the us is a fundoplication in which the top of the stomach (fundus) is plicated or wrapped around the bottom of the swallowing tube (esophagus) to make a better valve there. It can either be a full- or partial-wrap. The operation can be done openly or laparoscopically. ...Read more

13

13
When is nissen fundoplication recommended for asthma?

When is nissen fundoplication recommended for asthma?

Not common: A nissan procedure is recommended for severe reflux disease or a hiatal hernia that is causing symptoms not adequately managed by nonpharmacologic means or with medications. Because asthma can be caused by reflux, it is possible a nissan may be recommended; but this would be very rare. Reflux causing asthma is more common in children. Long before surgery, many treatments for such a problem exist. ...Read more

14

14
How long to heal after gastric bypass surgury for acid reflux disease?

How long to heal after gastric bypass surgury for acid reflux disease?

Gone in recov room: Acid reflux is virtually gone in the recovery room, since all acid and bile can no longer go up the esophagus. Some patients still have an irritated esophagus from prior acid reflux which must heal after the surgery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Is there a surgery for bile reflux?

Is there a surgery for bile reflux?

Bitter taste in : Mouth? This is Acid Reflux and not Bile. And for that if diet and lifestyle change does not help then surgery called FUndoplication is done. Gall stone and inflation of Gall bladder causes bile related problem. When it gets infected than needs surgery. ...Read more

16

16
How effective is surgery in fixing gastro esophageal reflux disease?

How effective is surgery in fixing gastro esophageal reflux disease?

Surgery for GERD: In 2008, a british study conducted by grant compared surgery vs medical therapy in patients with gerd. The investigators reported that by 12 months, 38% of those who had surgery were taking reflux medication, compared with 90% of those on medical management. Long-term results of antireflux surgery have shown that, at 10 years, 90% of patients are symptom-free and only a minority still take meds. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Is stretta procedure good for curing Reflux GERD and Is there any side effects. ?

Is stretta procedure good for curing Reflux GERD and Is there any side effects. ?

Time will tell: The Stretta procedure treats reflux by essentially microwaving the muscles of the esophageal sphincter. This is another in a long line of "non-surgical" yet fairly agressive treatments for reflux. Each has it's pros and cons. Surgery is the most effective and longest-lasting but of course requires laparoscopic surgery. The endoscopic (Stretta, TIF, etc) are less risky but may not last very long. ...Read more

18

18
What is recovery time for gastric banding surgery?

What is recovery time for gastric banding surgery?

Home same day: The band placement takes 40 minutes. Usually 4-5 small punctures. Very mild pain. Up walking same day. Driving in 4-5 days. Back at work 7-14 days. Actually, not much different than sleeve or bypass in experienced hands. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
Can you tell me about laparoscopic anti reflux surgery for heartburn and or hiatal hernia?

Laparoscopy: In general terms, the operation uses 5 small incisions, takes 2-4 hours depending on a variety if factors, is associated with a 1-2 night stay in the hospital, and a 1-2 week recovery period regarding postop pain. There is usually difficulty swallowing for 3-6 weeks afterward as well. Preop tests will determine if its right for you, and there will be occasional reflux afterward, but markedly improved. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Is there an operation for condition of a hiatus hernia and reflux?

Is there an operation for condition of a hiatus hernia and reflux?

YES: Yes there is a surgery. It involves fixing the hernia ( closing the hital opening back to normal size ) and anchoring the stomach in the abdominal cavity so it is less likely to recur. The reflux portion of the surgery is to prevent stomach contents like acid from getting in the esophagus. This can be a complex operation so be sure to talk to your dr about it and the possible complications. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
1,521 doctors shared insights

Heartburn (Definition)

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