Surgical Associates Of Central New Jersey
Surgical Associates Of Central New Jersey

Hiatal Hernia (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)

Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease

Gastro-Esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common digestive disorder with symptoms of heartburn in which stomach contents regurgitate (reflux) into the esophagus often causing inflammation and damage to the esophagus and occasionally to the lungs and vocal cords. While there are several causes of this disorder, surgery is effective in 90% of patients who undergo correction.

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

This operation corrects the problem of acid reflux. Although the most common symptom of reflux is heartburn, other symptoms such as regurgitation, choking, and chest pain can also occur. Patients who suffer severe heartburn often have incomplete relief of their heartburn with medical treatment. For these patients this surgery treats the reflux by making a new valve mechanism at the lower esophagus as a barrier to reflux. Most patients go home on the day after the surgery, and most return to work within 2 weeks.

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30 Rehill Avenue, Suite 3400
Somerville, NJ 08876

Phone: (908) 725-2400

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