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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics
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In brief: Yes

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery such as a nissen fundoplication involves reducing the stomach from the chest if there is a hiatal hernia, repairing the hernia, and wrapping the stomach around the gastro-esophageal junction to help prevent reflux.
It works well in normal-weight patients, but is more likely to fail in obese patients.

In brief: Yes

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery such as a nissen fundoplication involves reducing the stomach from the chest if there is a hiatal hernia, repairing the hernia, and wrapping the stomach around the gastro-esophageal junction to help prevent reflux.
It works well in normal-weight patients, but is more likely to fail in obese patients.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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