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Anti-reflux surgery is the treatment for acid reflux, which is also known as GERD ( Gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD is that condition of the body where the food or acid in the stomach comes back up into the esophagus from the stomach. The person experiences heartburn, which is a burning sensation in the area between the ribs or just below the neck. Heartburn is one of the most common issues that the people are suffering around the world due to the high intake of oily food, food rich in trans-fat, carbonated drinks and an inactive lifestyle that results in the slow or irregular digestive process. 

Other symptoms common with GERD are vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and chronic coughing or wheezing. Hiatal hernia occurs when a part of the stomach moves upward into the chest. Most hiatal hernia do not require surgery and can be treated by regular medication. 

Conditions required for surgery:

  • When the symptoms become serious and interfere with one's daily lifestyle.
  • When the medical treatment does not relax the symptoms of the individual.
  • When the blood supply to the hernia is disrupted or cut, hence the condition becomes fatal.
  • Extreme bleeding 
  • Narrowing of the food pipe, commonly known as the esophagus structure.
  • Presence of the ulcer may lead to cancer.
  • Scarring occurring in the individual can be a sign to undergo surgery.

Types of surgeries performed:

Open repair: During this procedure one large incision in the abdomen is made. The doctor then manually wraps it around the lower portion of the esophagus to create a tighter sphincter. The doctor inserts a tube into the stomach to keep it in place, later removing it in 2-3 weeks.

Laparoscopic repair: 3-5 tiny incisions in the abdomen are made by the doctor. The doctor then through the incision pulls the stomach back into the abdominal cavity. Then the upper part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower portion of the esophagus, creating a tighter sphincter to keep reflux from occurring.

Endoluminal Fundoplication: It is the newest of procedures used for hiatal hernia, and the one that requires the least invasion option. In this procedure the doctor inserts a endoscope with a lighted camera through the mouth and down the esophagus.  Small clips are placed where the stomach meets the esophagus. These clips can help prevent stomach acid and food from backing up into the esophagus.

Why Eternal Hospital?
At Eternal Hospital, we have a highly qualified and dedicated team of specialized doctors who are always committed to providing the latest and most advanced medical care to all our patients. Being a trusted name in healthcare, we act compassionately while ensuring confidentiality to those who need it. We have set high standards in patient-centric premium care and outstanding patient safety, and exceptional maintenance in a timely manner. In addition, we adhere to the use of up-to-the-minute innovations to offer state-of-the-art treatments to our patients with unparalleled results.

Meet Our Team

Dr. D S Malik

Director- General & Laparoscopic Surgery