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Anti Reflux Surgery (GERD)

Anti Reflux Surgery (GERD)

Anti-reflux surgery is a treatment for acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD is a condition in which food or stomach acid comes back up from your stomach into ...

Symptoms

• Dry, persistent cough.
• Wheezing.
• Asthma and recurrent pneumonia.
• Nausea.
• Vomiting.
• Throat problems, such as soreness, hoarseness, or laryngitis (voice box inflammation)
• Difficulty or pain when swallowing.
• Chest or upper abdominal pain.

Causes

• Acid reflux is when some of the acid content of the stomach flows up into the esophagus, into the gullet, which moves food down from the mouth. Despite the name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart.
• The stomach contains hydrochloric acid, a strong acid that helps break down food and protect against pathogens such as bacteria.
• The lining of the stomach is specially adapted to protect it from the powerful acid, but the esophagus is not protected. • A ring of muscle, the gastroesophageal sphincter, normally acts as a valve that lets food into the stomach but not back up into the esophagus. When this valve fails, and stomach contents are regurgitated into the esophagus, the symptoms of acid reflux are felt, such as heartburn.

More about Treatment

Anti-reflux surgery is a treatment for acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD is a condition in which food or stomach acid comes back up from your stomach into the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube from your mouth to the stomach.

FAQ

What is anti reflux surgery?
Anti-reflux surgery is a treatment for acid reflux , also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD is a condition in which food or stomach acid comes back up from your stomach into the esophagus.

What are the symptoms of GERD?
• Dry persistent cough.
• Wheezing.
• Asthma and recurrent pneumonia.
• Nausea.
• Vomiting.
• Throat problems, such as soreness, hoarseness, or laryngitis (voice box inflammation)
• Difficulty or pain when swallowing.
• Chest or upper abdominal pain.

What causes GERD?
• Acid reflux is when some of the acid content of the stomach flows up into the esophagus.
• The stomach contains hydrochloric acid, a strong acid that helps break down food and protect against pathogens such as bacteria.
• The lining of the stomach is specially adapted to protect it from the powerful acid, but the esophagus is not protected. • A ring of muscle, the gastroesophageal sphincter, normally acts as a valve that lets food into the stomach but not back up into the esophagus. When this valve fails, and stomach contents are regurgitated into the esophagus, the symptoms of acid reflux are felt, such as heartburn.

How is antireflux surgery performed?
Anti-reflux surgery involves reinforcing the “valve” between the esophagus and the stomach by wrapping the upper portion of the stomach around the lowest portion of the esophagus.

What are the advantages of this surgery?
• reduced postoperative pain
• shorter hospital stay
• a faster return to work

What are other options available for treating GERD?
• Lifestyle modifications- changing diet and taking antacids, Losing weight, reducing or eliminating smoking and alcohol consumption, and altering eating and sleeping patterns can also help.
• Drug therapy- You may consult your doctor who depending on your condition will prescribe you antacids, and other acid secretion reducing medications like ranitidine, omeprazole, etc. Which act by reducing acid produced in the stomach.

What precautions one must take after the surgery?
Patients are advised to engage in light activity and should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a short period of time. Initially liquid diet should be taken which can be slowly replaced with solid foods.

What are the complications which may occur following the surgery?
Although the surgery is safe, few complications may occur rarely which include:
• adverse reaction to general anesthesia
• bleeding
• injury to the esophagus, spleen, liver, stomach or internal organs
• infection of the wound, abdomen, or blood.

Top Doctors For Anti Reflux Surgery (GERD) Treatment

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Dr. B. S. Ramakrishna Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: SIMS Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Patta Radhakrishna Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: SIMS Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Abhishek Jain Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Narayana Hospital
Dr. Anand Dotihal Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Manipal Hospitals, Bengaluru
Dr. Divakar Jain Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 13 years | Hospital: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Dr. Gaurav Mehta Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Dr. Dattatray Solanke Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 8 years Hospital: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Prof. Dr. Ömer Necip Aytuğ Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 39 years | Hospital: Hisar Intercontinental
Dr. Kaushal Madan Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Dr. Vivek Raj Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Dr. Shailesh Kumar Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Ajman
Dr. Piyush Somani Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 5 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Dubai
Dr. Syed Naveed Azam Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: RAK Hospital
Dr. Agkop Avakian Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 26 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Najib Zeidan Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Mustafa El Hakam Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Arindam Ghosh Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 28 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Kadry Barry Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 38 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. Yogesh Batra Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 29 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha

Top Hospitals For Anti Reflux Surgery (GERD) Treatment

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Columbia Asia Hospital, Bengaluru Columbia Asia is an international healthcare group operating a chain of modern hospitals across Indi
Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Trivandrum KIMS HEALTHCARE GROUP is one of Asia’s leading multi-specialty hospital networks focussed on provi
Peerless Hospital, Kolkata 400 bed Multi-Specialty Peerless Hospital & B.K.Roy Research Centre is build around the core princip
Ramesh Hospital, Vijayawada Ramesh Hospital’s Main Centre flagship unit, located in the heart of Vijayawada, has been offering
Primus Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state of the art multi specialty hospital,conveniently located
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