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.
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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:
The LINX reflux management system is an FDA approved surgical treatment for patients suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
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.
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.
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is a minimally invasive surgery that has been very successful and replaces classical open operations for the treatment of GERD.
Like laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), Nissen Fundoplication has achieved great patient acceptance and satisfaction.