Acid reflux surgeries are the most effective way to treat your acid reflux and GERD long-term, and with modern technology the process of undergoing anti-reflux surgery is fairly simple. The biggest challenge patients face when they undergo GERD surgery: a liquid diet. Here is how the liquid diet recovery goes, as well as some tips to make sure you get through it safely.
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At Tampa Bay Reflux Center, our reflux surgeons are subspecialized in minimally invasive surgeries for chronic acid reflux and GERD and one of their most popular surgeries is the Lap Nissen Fundoplication. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. Read on to discover what a Lap Nissen Fundoplication is, how it works, and whether it’s the right surgery for you!
Although doctors are still trying to identify what’s causing this increased prevalence, we do know that the rates of reflux are higher in the U.S. than in most other countries. In 2015, hospitalization from acid reflux and GERD had increased to 3,141,965 people annually. Likewise, GERD diagnosis for infants also rose by 42% for infants and 84% for children ages 2-17, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Since then, not much more has been published as to the incidence or growth of acid reflux, but many doctors believe that the rise of obesity may signify a rise in the cases of acid reflux.
At Tampa Bay Reflux Center, we encourage all of our patients to take steps to wean themselves from PPIs and seek alternative treatment options like anti-reflux surgery, the only thing proven to effectively treat GERD long-term by correcting the LES and alleviating the symptoms of GERD. Here are some steps you can take when weaning yourself off a PPI, as well as what to expect from the process.