7 doctors weighed in:
Does the surgery for GERD focus on the stomach or the esophagus?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
5 doctors agree
In brief: Both
The problem with gerd is often the junction between the esophagus and stomach, the lower sphincter, is inappropriately in the chest, allowing acid to reflux into the esophagus.
A nissen fundoplication wraps the redundant fundus of the stomach around the esophagus, and brings the sphincter back into the abdomen; this creates a valve to limit acid reflux.

In brief: Both
The problem with gerd is often the junction between the esophagus and stomach, the lower sphincter, is inappropriately in the chest, allowing acid to reflux into the esophagus.
A nissen fundoplication wraps the redundant fundus of the stomach around the esophagus, and brings the sphincter back into the abdomen; this creates a valve to limit acid reflux.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
Thank
Dr. Dan Lister
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Both
Reflux surgery involves repairing the valve at the junction of the esophagus and stomach.
This is usually done by wrapping the upper portion of the stomach either partially or completely around the distal esophagus.

In brief: Both
Reflux surgery involves repairing the valve at the junction of the esophagus and stomach.
This is usually done by wrapping the upper portion of the stomach either partially or completely around the distal esophagus.
Dr. Dan Lister
Dr. Dan Lister
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
13 years in practice
467K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors