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Gastric Reflux Surgery

Reflux Surgery

Overcome chronic acid reflux symptoms with reflux surgery at Middle Georgia Surgical

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causes irritation, heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms due to the contents of the stomach leaking up into the esophagus. Reflux surgery at Middle Georgia Surgical can repair the valve that separates the stomach from the esophagus, helping you find long-term relief from the symptoms of GERD.

Dr. Burnette specializes in two minimally invasive procedures for reflux surgery:

Is Reflux Surgery Right for Me?

The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a muscular valve that keeps the contents of the stomach from entering the esophagus. When the LES becomes damaged or dysfunctional, GERD may be the result.

If you suffer from GERD, you may experience:

  • A burning sensation in the chest (heartburn)

  • A feeling of food being caught behind the sternum

  • Regurgitation

  • Sore throat

  • Hoarseness

  • Coughing or wheezing

Reflux surgery is the most reliable way to relieve chronic GERD and is successful in nearly 90 percent of cases. Though many GERD sufferers control their symptoms with ongoing drug therapy and lifestyle adjustments, these often do not relieve symptoms entirely.

Reflux surgery repairs and strengthens the LES to treat GERD symptoms long term. Minimally invasive reflux surgeries maximize patient safety while also reducing recovery time and discomfort after surgery.

If left untreated, GERD can lead to a number of complications, including:

  • Dental problems

  • Stricture or scarring of the esophagus

  • Barrett’s esophagus

  • Asthma

  • Bronchospasm

  • Esophageal ulcers

To learn if reflux surgery will help you find relief from the symptoms of GERD, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burnette.

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