Reflux & Heartburn Treatment at Swedish Medical Center
At Swedish Medical Center, our board-certified gastroenterologists and surgeons specialize in helping patients with chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, a condition that results in acid reflux and heartburn when stomach acid is not properly contained in the stomach and rises into the esophagus. The symptoms of GERD can be very painful and harmful to the digestive system.
Treatments for GERD
The treatment and management of GERD or heartburn includes lifestyle changes, medications and in more severe cases, surgery. While medications may relieve the symptoms of GERD, they do not correct or stop the reflux completely. And the side effects from medications and the life-long commitment to taking them may be unwanted and overwhelming. For patients looking for a more permanent solution, surgery may be necessary.
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Surgical Procedures Used to Correct GERD/Heartburn
At Swedish Medical Center, we offer several surgical options for GERD patients. When possible, our surgeons use the least invasive procedure to reduce surgery risks and improve recovery time.
- Hiatal Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic 'Nissen' Fundoplication
- Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication using the EsophyX device to fix the anatomical cause of chronic acid reflux/GERD