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Do I Need Reflux Surgery?

If you have been suffering from chronic or severe acid reflux, you may be a good candidate for reflux surgery.

Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists are your local team who can help get rid of that acid reflux once and for all.

Read more below to learn how.

Why Does Acid Reflux Occur?

When the acid from your stomach begins to return back in to the esophagus, it can cause unpleasant symptoms such as heartburn.

This process is known as acid reflux, and it can be a debilitating issue for many.

In fact, there are some who suffer from chronic acid reflux, also known as GERD.

How to Stop Acid Reflux

Many patients are able to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux through simple lifestyle changes.

Adapting a healthy diet and exercise regimen can counteract acid reflux from occurring.

Additionally, there are some over-the-counter medications which have proven to be successful in relieving acid reflux symptoms such as antacids, H2 blockers and PPIs.

Do I Need Reflux Surgery?

If you have tried lifestyle modifications and over-the-counter medications and are still suffering from acid reflux, you may be a good candidate for reflux surgery.

Surgical Options

The goal of any reflux surgery is to repair or replace the malfunctioning valve which is allowing the acids to return to the esophagus.

There are many surgical options that you should discuss with your doctor.

One of the most popular options is Linx surgery.

Linx Surgery

Linx surgery utilizes a “linx” device, which is a small ring that can help strengthen your sphincter.

This ring contains small magnetized beads which work to keep the link between the stomach and esophagus closed.

This minimally invasive surgery has proven to be effective for acid reflux patients and requires little downtime.

If you believe you may be a good candidate for reflux surgery, call the professionals at Northern Virginia Surgical Specialists today to schedule your consultation, (540) 347-2805.

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