What is Acid Reflux Surgery?

Surgery for acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may be recommended by your physician if you’ve been unable to control frequent and severe heartburn symptoms with medication, lifestyle, or diet changes. If your doctor recommends acid reflux surgery, surgical approaches could include:
  • Open surgery through one large incision
  • Traditional laparoscopic surgery through 4-5 small incisions
During traditional laparoscopic surgery, your abdomen is inflated to provide your physician with adequate space to look inside your body and perform certain operations using instruments within the abdomen.
Low impact laparoscopy can help patients suffering from acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) return to everyday activities more quickly.

Acid Reflux Surgery with Low Impact Laparoscopy

Different than traditional laparoscopy, with Low Impact Laparoscopy, your physician gently inflates your abdomen using less pressure and operates with much smaller instruments through ultra-small openings.

STANDARD INCISIONS

LOW IMPACT INCISIONS

LOW PRESSURE

  • Gently inflates your abdomen to create the space needed to perform your procedure

LOW IMPACT INCISIONS

  • Up to 4x smaller than standard laparoscopy1
  • Reduces appearance of scars associated with conventional incisions

What to Expect During Low Impact Laparoscopy Acid Reflux Procedure

During a typical Low Impact procedure, your physician will make a standard incision in or near your belly button and 3-4 ultra-small incisions to perform the surgery. The procedure usually takes approximately 1-2 hours. With Low Impact Laparoscopy, your physician may recommend your procedure be scheduled on an outpatient basis.

Talk to Your Doctor About treating your Acid Reflux with Low Impact Laparoscopy

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