GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder that is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your food pipe or esophagus. It is more commonly referred to as acid reflux disease or heartburn.

When other medical interventions have failed, your physician may suggest a surgical procedure to treat GERD, called Nissen fundoplication. Fundoplication can be performed by a general surgeon, in several different ways, depending on your circumstances and the surgeon’s recommendation.

If a person has a hiatal hernia (a herniation of the diaphragm allowing the stomach to come into the chest), it will also be repaired during this surgery. A hiatal hernia is often contributory to symptoms of GERD.

General Surgeons

ARC General Surgeons can treat hundreds of diseases, ranging from benign tumors and cancers to injuries, from gastrointestinal problems to hernias. They also have specialized knowledge and experience related to diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management, combined with a patient-centered philosophy of coordinated care.

GERD is a diagnosis frequently managed by our surgeons whether the solution is surgical or medical.

We are dedicated to providing the most up-to-date surgical and treatment options available, including da Vinci Robotic Surgery, endoscopic options, or the TIF procedure. In fact, ARC surgeons are the only surgeons in Central Texas that are trained in the TIF procedure.

If you would like to see an ARC General Surgeon, please ask your doctor for a referral.

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