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Acid Reflux Surgery

Acid reflux is a medical condition described by the movement of undigested food (regurgitation/acid) from the stomach into the esophagus.

When the muscles at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach fail to close properly, reflux occurs.

Occurrences of these events may cause symptoms such as a burning sensation in the chest, usually referred to as “heartburn,” or the presence of acidic chemicals in the posterior part of the oral cavity. Acid consumption has the potential to cause esophageal lining irritation (esophagitis) or scarring.

How do you know if you have Acid Reflux?

After you’ve finished a plate of delicious biryani, you’ll start to feel it. Do you have the sensation or feeling like you want to spit out your meal?? Do you experience chest pain after eating or lying down? Frequent symptoms likely indicate acid reflux.

Don’t worry, Dr. Srikanth Gadiyaram, a renowned gastroenterologist in Bangalore, will help you develop a treatment strategy. Dr. Gadiyaram will recommend non-invasive therapy before suggesting Antireflux operations. If non-invasive therapies do not work for you, the doctor may recommend surgery.

Anti-Reflux Surgeries

In Dr. Srikanth Gadiyaram’s 20+ years of experience, fundoplication is the most regularly utilized technique.

Before starting with fundoplication, certain procedures must be completed if necessary

  1. Correct a hiatal hernia can worsen GERD symptoms. This occurs when the stomach protrudes into the thoracic cavity. Surgery uses sutures to close the hole in the diaphragm and prevent the stomach from protruding. Surgeons may use a mesh implant to improve stability after surgery.
  2. Surgically suturing the upper stomach to the distal esophagus to create a valve. Sutures prevent stomach acid and material from refluxing into the esophageal lumen.

Fundoplication Technique

1. Open Repair

It is a surgical treatment where a surgeon accesses the body’s interior components through the skin.

The surgeon will make one large incision in the abdomen.

A catheter may be inserted into the abdomen to stabilize the stomach wall and may be removed in one week.

2. Laparoscopic Surgery

The surgeon will make 3-5 small incisions in the abdomen. A slender cylindrical construction with a small optical device is introduced through one of these incisions.

Surgical instruments are inserted through additional incisions. A link connects the laparoscope to a TV monitor in the operating room.

The surgeon repairs the abdominal cavity by visually inspecting the internal tissues through a monitor.

The surgeon may need to perform an open procedure for problems.

3. Robotic fundoplication:

It is a minimally invasive surgery for treating gastroesophageal reflux.

This may be of particular benefit in redo surgery and morbid obesity.

After surgery, your symptoms will get better. Surgical revision may be required in a minority of patients if the stomach is wrapped too tightly around the esophagus, the wrap loosens, or a new hiatal hernia form. If you believe you have uncontrollable acid reflux and would like to make an appointment, please call Sahasra Hospital at 8880837000 or 9880105829.

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