The term “heartburn” is often used to describe a variety of digestive problems, but it is actually a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease — or GERD. Individuals who have this condition experience a harsh, burning sensation in the area between the ribs or just below the neck. The feeling may radiate through the chest and into the throat and neck. GERD occurs when stomach acids reflux or “back up” from the stomach into the esophagus.
Individuals who do not respond well to lifestyle changes or medications or those who continually require medications to control their heartburn symptoms may want to consider a surgical procedure. Surgery is very effective in treating GERD.
Bagshahi Bariatric and General Surgery offers access to advanced Nissen fundoplication and other minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures for individuals who suffer from GERD. Our laparoscopic approach to surgery means a smaller incision than open surgery and robotic-assisted surgery is a more precise surgical technique. Laparoscopy reduces postoperative pain, offers a shortened hospital stay and earlier return to work and activity, and brings improved cosmetic results. Dr. Bagshahi can help you determine if laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery is right for you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]