What is reflux surgery? Reflux surgery is performed to help a patient who is experiencing chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of stomach acid to the esophagus. Heartburn is a typical symptom. This can result from changes in the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach.
Laparoscopic reflux surgery vs. older techniques
Performing reflux surgery laparoscopically has been found to produce better results when compared to other methods. Some surgeons still perform Open GERD surgery (currently in about 15% of cases), but at Roller Weight Loss & Advanced Surgery, our experienced team of board-certified surgeons uses the most advanced laparoscopic procedures, which result in shorter incisions, less trauma, and a faster recovery time.