RefluxStop is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can help to relieve the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD). GORD is a condition in which stomach acid backs up into the esophagus, causing heartburn, acid reflux, and other problems.
What is involved in a Refluxstop procedure?
The RefluxStop procedure involves the placement of a small, non-active implant on the upper part of the stomach. The implant helps to reinforce the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which is a muscle that controls the flow of food and acid between the stomach and esophagus. By reinforcing the LES, the RefluxStop procedure helps to prevent stomach acid from backing up into the esophagus.
The RefluxStop procedure is typically performed laparoscopically, which means that it is done through small incisions in the abdomen. The procedure usually takes about 1-2 hours and patients can usually go home the same day.
Benefits of RefluxStop
- Effective in relieving GORD symptoms, leading to an improved quality of lif
- Minimally invasive, so there is less pain and scarring
- Shorter recovery time
- Can be performed on an outpatient basis
Risks of RefluxStop procedures
The risks of the RefluxStop procedure are generally low, but can include bleeding, infection, injury to other organs and need for additional surgery, The surgeon will discuss the risks with you fully before you make any decision.
Is RefluxStop right for me?
The RefluxStop procedure is most often recommended for people who have tried other treatments for GORD, such as lifestyle changes and medications, but who have not found relief. The procedure is also a good option for people who have severe GORD symptoms that are interfering with their daily life.
If you are considering a RefluxStop or other GORD procedure, why not arrange a consultation. Professor Reddy is highly experienced in this area and can offer assessment, recommendations and detailed information. We offer video consultations for your convenience or face to face at a choice of locations. T