Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)
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Acid Reflux (GERD) Surgery
Surgery is never the first option for treating GERD. Changes in lifestyle, diet, and habits, nonprescription antacids, and prescription medications all must be tried before resorting to surgery. Only if all else fails is surgery recommended. Because lifestyle changes and medications work well in most people, surgery is done on only a small number of people.
The operation used most often for GERD is called fundoplication.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/28/2014
P John Simic, MD
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