Considering Surgery For Acid Reflux If Medication Proves Ineffective
It Is A Laparoscopic Procedure With A Quick Recovery Time
Acid reflux treatment is based on medication, which reduces the production of stomach acid. If not treated, it can even result in a condition that causes scarring and ulcers in the esophagus tissue, which can lead to cancer. There are other conditions that can increase the risk of acid reflux, such as obesity and pregnancy. However, there are cases in which medications do not have the expected outcome because there might be damage to the valve that prevents the stomach matter from returning to the esophagus. In this case, doctors may consider surgery. In this procedure, the upper part of the stomach is wrapped around itself and the lower esophagus, preventing the return of stomach matter. It is performed laparoscopically, requiring a small incision, and reducing post-operatory hospital stay to one night. Patients can lead a normal life, with some dietary restrictions for several weeks. More Information click here.