What Is Anti-Reflux Surgery?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive condition that affects countless individuals to varying degrees. It occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) fails to prevent food and stomach acids from regurgitating into the esophagus. This can lead to heartburn and other symptoms, or cause tissue damage, and may require surgical care in severe or chronic cases. The experienced general surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical are proud to offer robotic anti-reflux (GERD) surgery to patients throughout the Sacramento region. As a minimally invasive procedure, robotic acid reflux surgery (called Nissen fundoplication) may be performed to reinforce a weak LES or repair a hiatal hernia, which may contribute to GERD. For more on the benefits of robot-assisted anti-reflux surgery, please contact our Roseville or Folsom, CA team to set up a surgical consultation.
"Had gallbladder surgery about 10 days ago that was highly successful. Dr. Chen has a most calming demeanor that exudes confidence. He constantly asked if I had any questions and was always a good listener. I am very pleased that he was my surgeon and I highly recommend him."- R. / Healthgrades / May 31, 2020
"My husband recently developed an intestinal perforation, it was a complicated case with several additional challenges. Dr. Chen was his surgeon, and our experience with his care was phenomenal. Dr. Chen answered every question, visited my husband's hospital room daily, and provided all-around excellent care. My husband's recovery from surgery has been excellent, we have Dr. Chen to thank for such a great outcome."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 24, 2020
"SIERRA PACIFIC SURGICAL DR. DAVID M. SKEEHAN, DO SURGICAL REVIEW In today’s world, one often is not treated with care and commitment when receiving medical attention. Fortunately, I am not one of those individuals. In fact, I was so pleasantly satisfied with my recent surgical procedure (3 hernias) that I want to share this extraordinary experience with others and to refer and reward the surgeon and staff for their commitment, experience and expertise. Back in late June, I was referred to Dr. "- S.L. / Healthgrades / Oct 22, 2018
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"Five Stars - Graet surgeon Very thorough and efficient!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 19, 2018
How Does Robotic Anti-Reflux Surgery Work?
Performed in an accredited surgical center, anti-reflux surgery involves strengthening the muscle band (sphincter) that connects the lower esophagus to the stomach. This reduces the chance of stomach contents pushing back up into the esophagus. To begin, our expert surgeons will create small incisions in the abdominal area. We will then complete the surgery by utilizing flexible robotic instruments as part of the da Vinci surgical system. The fundus, or the top portion of the stomach, will be carefully wrapped around the bottom section of the esophagus to reinforce the sphincter. A hiatal hernia (if present) will be repaired by gently pushing the stomach back into the abdominal cavity. Once anti-reflux surgery is complete, the incisions will be closed.
Surgical Solutions for Heartburn Relief
Robotic acid reflux surgery enhances surgical control and increases treatment precision to deliver the best possible results for our patients. If you are suffering from GERD or a hiatal hernia and lifestyle changes and medications are not providing relief, it may be time to consider a surgical approach. Learn more about robotic anti-reflux (GERD) surgery by meeting with one of our experienced physicians. Please contact our Folsom or Roseville, CA facility today to set up a treatment consultation.