Hernia repairs are one of the most commonly performed operations in the United States. Over 700,000 procedures are completed annually. This can only be accomplished by an operation performed to relieve the symptoms of pain and to prevent other more serious problems from occurring if the hernia is ignored. There are several operations available.
Surgical treatment of GERD includes a laparoscopic fundoplication, where the top of the stomach is wrapped around the stomach, as well as a laparoscopic placement of a lower esophageal sphincter augmentation device (Linx Procedure). Successful surgical treatment of reflux will eliminate the need for prescription acid reducing medications in most patients and improve the quality of their life.