At Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery, we can improve your esophageal health with minimally invasive surgical treatment using laparoscopic and robotic techniques.
This surgery has been successfully used to treat GERD for decades. During fundoplication surgery, we can restore the function of the esophageal sphincter. This is accomplished by wrapping the upper portion of the stomach (the fundus) around the lower area of the esophagus. This prevents stomach acids and foods from refluxing back into the esophagus.
This surgery is performed using the laparoscopic approach, which results in less pain and scarring, a quicker recovery, and a reduced risk of infection.
Traditional fundoplication can also be used to treat hiatal hernia, a condition that is common among GERD patients.