Central Austin 512.302.1210
North Austin/Round Rock 512.498.4860
South Austin 512.441.7755

CSG for Acid Reflux Surgery/Hiatal Hernia Repair/LINX

When stomach acid flows backward, in other words up into the esophagus, it causes acid reflux. Chronic or severe acid reflux is called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Depending on its severity, there are several options for GERD treatment.Surgery is a minimally invasive and durable option to stop acid reflux and eliminate the need for medication.

Hiatal hernia is often caused by weakened muscles and tissue around the hiatus. In some cases, a small part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm and up into the chest. Surgical repair involves tightening the opening in the diaphragm to prevent the stomach from bulging through the muscle wall.

Surgical Solutions for Chronic GERD

Left untreated, chronic GERD can cause esophagitis, esophageal erosion and Barrett’s esophagus. There are even symptoms outside the esophagus due to reflux such as swallowing disorders,  regurgitation, cough, sore throat and change in voice. GERD can be treated with diet changes and antacids or medications such as daily use of acid blockers. When those methods fail to stop symptoms, CSG surgeons may perform laparoscopic surgery or robotic antireflux surgery. Hiatal hernia repair, Nissen fundoplication and the LINX Reflux Management System are standard surgical options to eliminate GERD. These options offer successful treatment with surgical precision and faster recovery with a same-day surgery or an overnight hospital stay.

Adopting dietary and lifestyle changes and taking medication will allow your body to heal in most cases without long-term damage to your esophagus, throat or teeth, which can be ruined by stomach acid. It’s comforting to know that CSG surgeons have the knowledge, surgical skill and experience to perform today’s most effective procedures when you need them.

If you need help with acid reflux and esophagus surgery care you can trust, call our office for information or an appointment. Our GERD/acid reflux patients come to us from Lakeway, Leander, San Marcos, Austin, Kyle and nearby areas.

Three locations to serve you

Capital Surgeons Group is a group surgical practice specializing in bariatric surgery, breast surgery, colorectal surgery, laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery at the following locations:

Central Austin

3705 Medical Parkway, Suite 250 and 210
Austin, TX 78705
Appointments: 512.302.1210
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

North Austin/Round Rock

505 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 220
Austin, TX 78728
Appointments: 512.498.4860
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

South Austin

5625 Eiger Road, Suite 230
Austin, TX 78735
Appointments: 512.441.7755
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm