Laparoscopic Treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) results from exposure of the lining of the esophagus to the contents of the stomach, which are usually acidic. GERD treatment usually consists of medications that reduce acid secretion or improve gastric emptying. These have proven effective for a majority of patients. Patients who do not tolerate medical therapy may be helped by laparoscopic anti-reflux procedures.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)Millions of Americans have occasional heartburn. But if your patient has it more than twice weekly, it could be a sign of the more serious condition known as GERD. GERD occures when stomach contents leak back up to the esophagus. Untreated, GERD can lead to ulcers or even cancer. When medicine and lifestyle changes do not work, your patient may need surgery.
Laparoscopic FundoplicationNissen fundoplication is standard surgical treatment for GERD. Carolina Surgery & Cancer Center performs this procedure using a laparoscope, so it requires only tiny incisions in the abdomen. Laparoscopic fundoplication has been used safely and effectively in people of all ages. When performed by experienced surgeons such as those at Carolina Surgery & Cancer Center, the procedure is reported to be better than standard fundoplication. Patients can leave the hospital in a day and return to work in approximately two weeks.
In Good HandsWhen your patients present to you symptoms of GERD, refer them to Carolina Surgery & Cancer Center, a highly qualified practice with specialized training in the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical methods available today.
We welcome and encourage your referrals for laparoscopic GERD treatment.