What is Hernia?
Signs You Need Medical Intervention
- Acid burning sensation
- Regurgitation of food or acid
- Chronic cough
- Fluid coming up to the mouth
- Voice changes
- Swallowing problems
- Bad breath
Possible Surgical Treatment
LINX is an ideal surgical option when non-surgical treatments and medications of reflux fail to provide relief. LINX is a simple device that restores the reflux barrier. The device is made up of titanium magnets that ensure easy passage of food or drink to the stomach and prevent gastric contents from refluxing. The device is placed through a laparoscopic surgical procedure. There is no post-op diet to follow after the surgery and it has no side effects. To learn more about LINX reflux surgery, contact our team of experts in Dallas-Fort Worth.
The Nissen fundoplication is a traditional anti-reflux surgery that involves wrapping the top of the stomach around the lower esophagus. The surgical procedure helps restore LES function and prevent reflux. A laparoscopic or robotic procedure, Nissen is often performed in combination with hiatal hernia repair. The fundoplication or “wrap,” helps to strengthen the function of the lower esophageal sphincter to limit reflux. Individuals after their anti-reflux surgery have to follow the post-op diet for some time.
During Gastric Bypass Anti-Reflux Surgery, the acid producing portion of the stomach is separated from the esophagus, which limits the possibility of acid or bile traveling from the stomach into the esophagus. The doctors at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery perform gastric bypass surgery through minimally invasive techniques. In patients with a body mass index more than 35 kg/m2, Gastric Bypass is the most favorable option as it treats many disorders that occur due to acid reflux disease.
Why Choose Dr. Sachin Kukreja?
At DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery, our team of experts suggest possible surgical options to the individuals facing symptoms of reflux. Our treatment options include LINX, Laparoscopic or Robotic Nissen Fundoplication, and for individuals with a BMI above 35 kg/m2, Laparoscopic or Robotic Gastric Bypass. We work closely with gastroenterologists to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your symptoms. We routinely operate in the upper abdomen, an area that is unfamiliar to many abdominal surgeons. Familiarity in this area helps to ensure your safety during anti-reflux surgery.