Stop Suffering With Frequent Heartburn

Stop Suffering With Frequent Heartburn

Learn about your acid reflux treatment options in Sioux Falls, SD

You’ve probably had acid reflux after eating a large meal, but if you experience chest pain and regurgitation more than twice a week, you might need to look into acid reflux treatment. Turn to the medical professionals at Surgical Institute of South Dakota, PC for expert advice. We’ll ask you questions to determine if you need acid reflux surgery or medications.

Call today to schedule an appointment at our medical facility in Sioux Falls, SD.

What are the side effects of common acid reflux?

If you’re diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you should be aware of the long-term effects of your condition.

The experienced staff at Surgical Institute of South Dakota knows that GERD can lead to larger issues, including:

  • Ulcers
  • Strictures of the esophagus
  • A change in the lining of the esophagus
  • Asthma
  • Aspiration
  • Bronchospasm
  • Mouth or dental problems
  • Laryngeal malignancy

To prevent these issues and others, you may need medications or acid reflux surgery. We use the Nissen Fundoplication and LINX procedures to treat residents of the Sioux Falls, SD area who suffer with GERD.

Contact us now to speak with a medical practitioner about the best acid reflux treatment for you.

LINX

The LINX reflux management system is an FDA approved surgical treatment for patients suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION

NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION

Technique of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

The operation is performed under general anesthesia with 5 small (puncture hole) incisions placed on the abdomen. The stomach is wrapped around the lower esophagus, which then prevents the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus and respiratory tract.

Expectations and Complications

Patients typically spend one night in the hospital and go home the next day. After surgery, patients will no longer need “heartburn” medications, with a greater than 90% success rate in relieving symptoms of GERD.

Treatment

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is a minimally invasive surgery that has been very successful and replaces classical open operations for the treatment of GERD.

Summary

Like laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), Nissen Fundoplication has achieved great patient acceptance and satisfaction.