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Is surgery necessary to treat heartburn?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No
Many medications are available to treat heartburn such as ranitidine, famotidine, Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), and others.

In brief: No
Many medications are available to treat heartburn such as ranitidine, famotidine, Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), and others.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
In brief: If
It is uncontrolled by medication management, affects you life negatively and/ or is causing erosion's in your esophagus or barrett's esophagitis you should consider discussing with a surgical referral.
Nissen fundoplication or gastric bypass are possibilities in severe cases. There is also a new procedure coming soon that wraps a magnetic band around the esophagus to relieve symptoms.

In brief: If
It is uncontrolled by medication management, affects you life negatively and/ or is causing erosion's in your esophagus or barrett's esophagitis you should consider discussing with a surgical referral.
Nissen fundoplication or gastric bypass are possibilities in severe cases. There is also a new procedure coming soon that wraps a magnetic band around the esophagus to relieve symptoms.
Dr. Mark Gujer
Dr. Mark Gujer
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