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Will Having Surgery For My Gerd Cure My Symptoms Forever
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
I would like to ask if "cardiac like" chest pains after Nissen lFundiplication is normal? The surgery has not resolved this GERD symptom.
Chest pain: If you have had recent cardiac care I recommend that you immediately see your doctor or go the Emergency Room now. You may turn out to have nothing major but you cannot take chances ...Read more
3 painful LUQ spasms in 13 mo. DX GERD. Stones found, no symptoms. F, 55+,veg.nonsmoker, never fat, tests perfect. Dr. strongly suggests surgery. Why?
Not from GERD: LUQ episodic pain does not warrant surgery especially this is not the typical pain for GERD.. Get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 23,never had gerd symptoms before my hiatal-hernia, I was wondering if I can get hernia surgery without fundoplication? Worried about side effects
No surgery: 90-95 % of people with GERD get better with medication. surgery reserved to a very small section of people . yes you can have a hiatal hernia surgery without the fundoplication, but that will not stop the efflux in any way. try to get the best medical treatment before start thinking about surgery. ...Read more