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GERD Surgery Specialist

GERD Surgery

GERD Surgery services offered in Lone Tree, CO

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) surgery is now more advanced. The Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery, a part of SOFI Research, LLC, is at the forefront of the medical field to provide innovative surgical solutions to Lone Tree, Colorado, patients. The renowned team led by Reginald Bell, MD, and Philip Woodworth, MD, uses the newest and most effective GERD surgery to give their patients the best quality of life. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule your consultation today.

GERD Surgery Q & A

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What is GERD surgery?

GERD surgery is a group of procedures to treat GERD symptoms providing yearslong relief. These procedures involve repairing, replacing, or otherwise restoring the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) at the lower end of your esophagus. This prevents acid reflux and relieves your symptoms.

The Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery offers a broad range of nonsurgical and surgical procedures to treat GERD effectively. So if you’re looking for a better solution than daily medication, you might consider GERD surgery.

What are the different options in GERD surgery?

Many procedures are grouped together as GERD surgery, including:

Laparoscopic fundoplication

During laparoscopic fundoplication, small incisions allow access to your upper stomach and esophagus. This procedure involves wrapping the uppermost part of the stomach around the lower end of the esophagus to make a new LES.

LINX® procedure

The LINX procedure, a product of the Ethicon division of Johnson&Johnson® Medtech, is a laparoscopic surgery with small incisions that places a ring of magnets around the LES. This helps the valve to function like it should, preventing acid reflux.

EsophyX® Z+ Device for Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF)

The TIF procedure is an advanced procedure that the Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery team performs using the EsophyX Z+ device from EndoGastric Solutions® in Redmond, Washington. This procedure involves repairing the LES using special instruments built into the device, so there’s no need for incisions. 

Stretta®

Stretta is technically a nonsurgical procedure from ResTech Reflux Solutions, a part of Respiratory Technology Corp. in Houston, Texas. But it’s often grouped with GERD surgeries. The Stretta procedure applies radiofrequency ablation to the LES. The heat stimulates tissue repair, which means you regrow a stronger LES over time.

 

These are just some of the different choices for GERD surgery. The Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery offers the best GERD surgery to help patients get excellent results, including clinical trial opportunities like the Endostim® procedure.

Why choose GERD surgery over medication?

Many people manage their GERD with medication, particularly proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). But PPIs only control acid; they don’t restore LES function, and they work only as long as you take them consistently every day.

Long-term use of PPIs can have severe complications like osteoporosis. Studies show that extended PPI use can increase your risk of dementia, kidney disease, heart attack, pneumonia, and other problems.

GERD surgery can keep acid in your stomach, where it belongs, without the need for daily medication. And surgery allows you to protect your health and control your risk of severe complications.

Call the Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery now or click on the provided online scheduling tool to learn more about GERD surgery.

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