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.