Reflux surgery is done to correct acid reflux. The goal of the surgery is to eliminate the reflux. This means that the stomach does not empty into the esophagus and that all of the contents of the stomach are swallowed and not regurgitated back up into the esophagus. Reflux surgery Atlanta treats GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or a Hiatal hernia.
This condition occurs when stomach acids, food, or irritants from the esophagus get into your chest through the windpipe in your neck.
Reflux surgery can be performed with laparoscopic techniques or open techniques.
Open procedure: In this procedure, part of your stomach may need to be removed because it was blocked by scar tissue or other abnormal tissue.
Laparoscopic procedure: With procedure, small incisions are made in each side of your abdomen where instruments are inserted into your abdomen through small incisions behind your navel so you will not feel any pain during or after surgery.
What are the benefits of reflux surgery?
Elimination of the symptoms of GERD
Reflux surgery is a procedure that addresses the problem of GERD. It involves the surgical removal of one or more portions of your stomach. This can be done through an operation called a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, or RYGB, which eliminates 50 percent of your stomach. In addition to eliminating symptoms related to GERD, this type of surgery also results in weight loss and improved blood glucose control.
Improved quality of life
A patient who has undergone surgery can expect to feel better overall and have less pain in the chest, shoulder, and neck. They may also avoid pain medications and other medications they may have been prescribed in the past. This type of surgery aims to improve quality of life while reducing your risk of developing complications associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Decreased risk of Barrett’s esophagus
Most people with GERD have Barrett’s esophagus, a condition in which the cells lining the lower part of the esophagus become damaged. The cells are responsible for moving food through the esophagus and into the stomach, but this process becomes blocked when they become inflamed from acid reflux. In addition to causing discomfort and heartburn, Barrett’s esophagus may lead to esophageal cancer if left untreated or ignored for too long.
Improved healing time
One of the most significant benefits of reflux surgery is that it allows for faster healing. The stomach lining is less damaged, so it heals much more quickly than traditional reflux surgery. This means that you can be discharged from the hospital within two days, and you will leave the house much sooner than if you had not had this treatment.
Reduced risk of complications
Many people who have reflux surgery experience less pain and suffer from other digestive issues because they do not have ulcers or damage to their intestines. This means there is less chance of developing other health problems related to poor digestion.
Reflux surgery, also known as GERD surgery, is a pill-free treatment for the reflux condition. This surgery may be an effective solution if you have been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Contact Peachtree Surgical & Bariatrics professionals to determine if you are the right candidate for Reflux surgery.