Minimally invasive or incisionless surgeries are effective treatments for patients suffering from chronic acid reflux that is not controlled with diet or medications.
Sufferers of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) experience irritating and often painful symptoms of stomach contents flowing back (refluxing) into the esophagus. In nearly 90 percent of cases, reflux surgery can effectively reduce or eliminate the symptoms of chronic acid reflux, providing long-term relief.
Reflux surgery at GI Surgical Specialists helps patients avoid the cost and inconvenience of lifelong drug therapy for acid reflux with the highly effective laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication and Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF procedure).
GI Surgical Specialists is pleased to be the first practice in Southwest Florida to offer the LINX® Reflux Management System. LINX® is an FDA approved device that is implanted laparoscopically to treat GERD symptoms. This new option provides a minimally invasive surgical treatment with proven clinical benefits and without the side effects of traditional surgery. Learn more about LINX.
The Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) surgery is an entirely incisionless procedure effectively treating symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with minimal down-time and no scarring.
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The minimally invasive Nissen Fundoplication surgery is the most frequently performed laparoscopic surgery for treating the symptoms of chronic acid reflux or GERD. It has demonstrated its effectiveness is resolving heartburn and acid reflux for over 50 years.
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Many people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease also suffer from the condition known as hiatal hernia. Fortunately, laparoscopic GERD surgery can repair hiatal hernia and other structural defects causing reflux disease in a single procedure.
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