Acid Reflux Surgery

No more acid reflux symptoms. With Acid Reflux Surgery, we can stop:

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What is Acid Reflux?​

Acid reflux is a condition where the contents of your stomach move up into your esophagus. It is also called as acid regurgitation or gastroesophageal reflux. If you have symptoms of acid reflux for more than twice a week, then you might have a condition known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD

Acid Reflux happens when your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) doesn’t tighten or close properly, which allows the digestive juices and other contents of your stomach to rise up in your esophagus.

LES is a circular band of muscle at the end part of your esophagus which relaxes and opens when you swallow, then it tightens and closes again afterward.

Acid reflux can also cause an uncomfortable burning feeling inside your chest which can radiate up to your neck. This feeling is often called heartburn.

Other causes of GERD include:
In other cases, lifestyle factors contribute to the malfunction of LES. Some of these factors include the persistent use of:

Our Surgical & Non-surgical Treatments for GERD

Fundoplication

This is the standard treatment for GERD which involves tightening and reinforcing the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which prevents the influx to occur. This procedure can be performed by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the lower part of the esophagus to strengthen and enhance the LES valve.

Laparoscopy

This procedure provides visual information about the site of the operation. It uses a long and narrow tube with a light and camera to be inserted into the area. As the procedure begins, the camera and instruments must be inserted through tiny incisions on the abdominal wall. Then the operation will proceed by magnifying the images from the camera.

Non-surgical Options

Making changes in an unhealthy lifestyle is one of the primary things someone can do to correct the symptoms of GERD. Most people can reduce the symptoms by simply modifying some of our daily behaviors, like:

Have Your LES Checked Today

By performing robot-assisted procedures with minimally-invasive results for patients, Dr. Anthony Pozzessere provides a thorough knowledge of the body and allowed him to accomplish hundreds of surgeries to help his patients. Get your LES checked now. Contact us for your first consultation.