Surgical Treatment for GERD – Acid Reflux or Heartburn
Millions of Americans suffer from GERD (Acid Reflux or Heartburn) each and every year. Symptoms can range from mild and occasional to severe and chronic, causing a significant disruption to daily life and enjoyment.
There are many treatment options for GERD including lifestyle changes, antacids, acid blockers and surgery. We believe that, for qualifying patients who don’t have adequate relief from medication, incisionless surgery offers the greatest benefits including:
- Excellent results
- Targeting the root of the problem
- Few side effects
- Relatively low overall costs of treatment.
Dr. Craig Chang and Dr. Dharmendra Verma offer Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication, or TIF, to treat moderate to severe acid reflux. This effective and minimally invasive procedure does not require an incision and side effects are usually mild and temporary. Further, the procedure can be revised in the future and it does not affect any of the other treatment options that your physician may feel are appropriate now or in the future.
Through this website, we look forward to offering you a resource to understand different treatment options for GERD and discover whether incisionless surgery may be right for you.