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Reflux Surgery

Our team is specially trained to treat patients suffering from diseases of the esophagus and stomach, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia and paraesophageal, or hiatal, hernias.

Achalasia is a rare disorder that occurs when nerves in the esophagus become damaged, making swallowing difficult. Some people mistake achalasia for GERD, but in achalasia the food is coming from the esophagus, not the stomach.

Paraesophageal hernias occur when the lower part of the esophagus, the stomach, or other organs move up into the chest. Though a less common type of hernia, it is more cause for concern. Some patients don’t experience symptoms, but others can experience chest pain, upper abdominal pain, and difficulty swallowing. Many patients with this type of hernia also suffer from GERD.

GERD occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. This creates “backwash” called acid reflux, which is very common and can irritate the lining of your esophagus.

In addition to frequent acid reflux, other symptoms of GERD include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Dry, persistent cough
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty or pain when swallowing
  • Bad breath and dental erosion

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Call (225) 333-3800 to schedule an appointment at the Advanced Robotics Institute.