|The Bariatric and Heartburn Center of Northeast Ohio
|Laparoscopic Heartburn Surgery
Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is very safe and effective.
It is a covered benefit under most insurance plans. This
procedure is considered when medical treatment of GERD
is no longer effective or if patients do not wish to take
antacid medications. Approximately 90% of patients are
able to stop their antacids medication after this procedure.
These procedures are performed laparoscopically through
five small incisions. If a hiatal hernia is present, it is
repaired. After developing esophageal length, the upper
part of the stomach (fundus) is wrapped and sutured
around the lower esophagus creating an anti-reflux valve.
Patients usually spend one night in the hospital.
Potential complications include gastric or esophageal
perforation, bleeding, blood clots, and others. Dr. Chlysta
will discuss potential complications with you during your