Use the acid reflux diet to limit the damage done by acid reflux on the digestive tract. This related treatment may help prevent the need for surgery.
The following lifestyle changes may reduce acid reflux episodes:
- GERD diet
- Quit Smoking
- Taking Antacids
- Taking Zantac before eating to reduce acid
- Adjusting sleeping positions
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- Eating smaller portions
GERD treatments beyond Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery are available to help Florida specialists are experienced to perform surgical procedures that treat GERD.
The following procedures are available to GERD patients:
• Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) - An EGD is a procedure that enables a doctor to view the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. With this thin lighted tube, a doctor can examine the esophagus and perform surgical procedures through inserting devices inside the tube.
• Laparoscopic - surgical procedure allowing doctor to cut into abdomen and insert a scope connected to a video monitor. This procedure enables the doctor to perform surgery while monitoring the process through a video feed.
• A Nissen fundoplication - a surgical procedure that involves wrapping the upper stomach around the esophagus to reinforce the esophagus muscle (opening and closing).
Specialists at Florida Hospital use state-of-the-art medical devices and specialized techniques to perform GERD surgery. Treatment options beyond surgery are available for GERD patients requesting alternatives. For the most part, Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery is a reliable solution to repair a Hiatal hernias and muscle issues that cause acid reflux, acid indigestion (heartburn) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Contact Florida Hospital to schedule an appointment and discuss Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery.