Anti-Reflux / GERD Surgery​

Anti-Reflux Surgery​ Overview

The surgeons at Suburban Surgery Center specialize in the latest anti-reflux and GERD-related treatments. Acid reflux is one of those things that can get worse if left untreated. Chronic acid reflux, commonly called GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease), can lead to severe complications like Barrett’s esophagus or even esophageal cancer. Schedule your appointment today with an acid reflux specialist.

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Types of acid reflux treatments

We offer several anti-reflux treatments that target the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) including the following:

  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • LINX Procedure
  • TIF Procedure

Acid reflux medication vs surgery?

Even though mild acid reflux can be controlled with medication, there are cases where medication is not enough. The goal of the surgical procedures is to repair the root cause of the symptoms. This is typically done by repairing the LES (lower esophageal sphincter). Long term use of certain acid reflux medications can also have harmful side effects. Schedule your appointment today to see if our acid reflux treatments are right for you.

*Do not stop taking your PPI or other medications unless you are told to do so by your health care professional.

What are the results after surgery?

Results will vary for each individual. For the TIF (Transoral incisionless fundoplication), 90% of patients reported the elimination of daily bothersome heartburn. For more information on the TIF procedure visit: https://www.endogastricsolutions.com/technology/safety-info/

How long is the surgery take?

The TIF and the LINX procedure typically can be preformed by a skilled surgeon under an hour if no complications occur.

How is the recovery after surgery?

In the minimally invasive procedure such as the TIF, most patients can return home the same day or the following day after the surgery. Most regular activities can be resumed within a few days. The Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, on the other hand is a bit more invasive and has a longer recovery time in which any strenuous activity should be avoided for at least three weeks.

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