If you suffer from heartburn and acid reflux, you may have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or “GERD.” Symptoms include chronic “heartburn”, reflux and regurgitation. GERD is not only painful, but also dangerous to your health, triggering asthma, pneumonia, hoarseness and chronic cough. Even tooth loss and dental disease can occur. Over-the-counter pills don’t fix the actual problem. In fact, acid-reducing medications may increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
At Surgical Healing Arts Center, we offer multiple laparoscopic or minimally invasive procedures to remedy GERD to reduce or eliminate any need for medication. If you have a significant hiatal hernia, surgery can fix it and effectively reduce or eliminate reflux.