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Anti Reflux (GERD) Surgery

Side Effects of Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery

Know the GERD surgery complications that put you at risk before having surgery. It’s important to be fully informed about your health care decisions.

The risks of Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery may outweigh the benefits of this GERD surgery. However, continuous acid reflux attacks can potentially lead to cancer. GERD sufferers must be aware of the risks and prognosis of Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery to decide if this surgical procedure is the right treatment.

A positive prognosis of Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery is that patients will have GERD relief such as lower frequency of heartburn and/or no acid indigestion at all. Anti-Reflux (GERD) may also reduce cancer risks resulting from gastric acid continuously flowing through the esophagus. Reducing the frequency acid reflux may also prevent throat cancer. 

The following side effects of Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery include:

  • A collapsed lung (though it’s rare, this is a possibility)
  • Damage to digestive organs (also rare)
  • Gas bloat (though uncomfortable, this will eventually reduce over time)
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Heart problems due to medications
  • A relapse of GERD

Schedule an appointment with a gastrointestinal specialist at Florida to discuss risks and prognosis of Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery.