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Will he need surgery to relieve heart burn?

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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Surgery is rare in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual cause of "heartburn.
" nearly all cases of reflux can be treated with special feeding techniques or medicine. Surgery is only used in very rare cases of severe, chronic reflux, or in children who are neurologically impaired (in these cases, reflux can lead to pneumonia). A healthy baby with reflux won't need surgery.

In brief: Probably not

Surgery is rare in children with gastroesophageal reflux disease, the usual cause of "heartburn.
" nearly all cases of reflux can be treated with special feeding techniques or medicine. Surgery is only used in very rare cases of severe, chronic reflux, or in children who are neurologically impaired (in these cases, reflux can lead to pneumonia). A healthy baby with reflux won't need surgery.
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Surgery (called a nissen fundoplication) used to be a commonly accepted treatment for heartburn or reflux, but is rarely used nowadays except in extreme cases.
More common treatments include specialized formulas, anti-acid medications, positioning of the baby and thickening feedings.

In brief: Unlikely

Surgery (called a nissen fundoplication) used to be a commonly accepted treatment for heartburn or reflux, but is rarely used nowadays except in extreme cases.
More common treatments include specialized formulas, anti-acid medications, positioning of the baby and thickening feedings.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Heart burn

Not at al make sure that you discuss with your pediatrician possible medical treatments.

In brief: Heart burn

Not at al make sure that you discuss with your pediatrician possible medical treatments.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics

In brief: Probably not :)

In most cases, heartburn is a transient problem due to reflux of stomach acid into esophagus.
In many babies this resolves with age. There are a number of medications that can be prescribed to help alleviate the reflux. It is only in very rare circumstances (including neuromuscular disorders or severe failure to thrive) that a surgery is medially required for this otherwise common condition.

In brief: Probably not :)

In most cases, heartburn is a transient problem due to reflux of stomach acid into esophagus.
In many babies this resolves with age. There are a number of medications that can be prescribed to help alleviate the reflux. It is only in very rare circumstances (including neuromuscular disorders or severe failure to thrive) that a surgery is medially required for this otherwise common condition.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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