Find out if you might be a candidate for anti-reflux surgery.
Acid reflux usually isn’t a problem unless you’re dealing with it frequently. If you are dealing with acid reflux two times or more a week, you could have a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. While GERD is often treated with medication, lifestyle changes and nonsurgical options, there comes a time when our La Grange, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Berwyn, IL, surgeons may recommend anti-reflux surgery.
When Should I Consider Anti-reflux Surgery?
Sometimes lifestyle changes and medication aren’t enough to get your GERD under control. It’s essential that you speak with our La Grange, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Berwyn, IL, team to find out if anti-reflux surgery may be the most effective solution for treating your GERD. After all, uncontrolled or improperly treated GERD can lead to more severe complications, including esophageal cancer. This is why speaking with us about surgical options is essential if nonsurgical options aren’t providing relief.
How Is Anti-reflux Surgery Performed?
Thanks to advanced technology, our team provides laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery. This minimally invasive procedure allows us to repair and strengthen the esophageal valve that leads to the stomach through several small incisions in the abdomen rather than a large incision.
What Are the Benefits of Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery
When you turn to our expert team of surgeons, you’ll always get the latest techniques and treatment options. By performing your GERD surgery laparoscopically, you will enjoy,
- Minimal pain after surgery
- Small incisions and smaller, less visible scars
- Quicker hospital discharge
- Faster recovery time, which means that you can return to work and your routine faster
- Less chance for post-surgical bleeding and other complications as compared to traditional surgery
Most individuals can return to their normal activities within four weeks after anti-reflux surgery, but you’ll want to speak with our La Grange, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Berwyn, IL, surgeons, first to get the green light.
If your GERD isn’t being controlled with nonsurgical treatment options, it may be time to sit down with our La Grange, IL, Elmhurst, IL, and Berwyn, IL, surgical team to discuss whether you could be a candidate for anti-reflux surgery. Call Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute at (708) 484-0621.