For some patients, GERD symptoms fail to improve with lifestyle modification and medications. While medications can provide relief for most patients, poor response to medications can be seen for a certain percent of individuals. Sometimes, when GERD occurs, the lower esophageal sphincter (located where the esophagus meets the stomach and protects the esophagus) is no longer effective. 

In these cases, surgery can be helpful in recreating a lower esophageal barrier. In addition, the presence of a hiatal hernia can predispose patients to GERD. For patients with a hiatal hernia and resistant GERD, surgical repair of the hiatal hernia can provide symptomatic relief, and decrease the need for anti-reflux medications.

Our team of highly skilled surgeons can perform surgery in these situations.

What are the surgical treatments for GERD?

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