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Anti Reflux (GERD) Surgery

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that causes gastric acid to flow from the stomach into the esophagus. If GERD is left untreated, the digestive disorder may develop into Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition in which the inner lining of the esophagus will resemble the stomach lining. Furthermore, long-term GERD can cause cancer to develop in the esophagus due to gastric acid wearing down the esophagus, the tube that is not structured to handle such contents. Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery is a surgery for GERD that repairs the muscle that prevents gastric acid from entering the esophagus. Surgical treatment for GERD is a reliable solution to get long-term relief. Surgeons at Florida Hospital have performed many GERD surgeries and are specialized in delivering positive results to provide GERD relief. Speak to gastrointestinal specialist at Florida Hospital today.

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What is Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery?
What is GERD? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a digestive disorder that causes gastric acid from the stomach to flow into the esophagus. This digestive disorder may eventually lead to more serious condition such as Barrett’s Esophagus and/or cancer.

Anti-Reflux (GERD) surgery is performed to reduce symptoms of GERD. GERD can occurs in people of all ages including babies and younger children. The most common type of GERD surgery is a fundoplication, a surgical procedure that tightens the muscle that divides the chest and the stomach, also referred to as the diaphragm. 

Symptoms of GERD resemble a heart attack when the acid burns the inner lining of the esophagus, a common symptom known as acid ingestion. Visit a Florida Hospital to request information about GERD.

Find out what is GERD to better understand the symptoms, causes and surgical treatment options available to you. Then schedule an appointment online.
 

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