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The Risks Of Acid Reflux Surgery

Jul 15, 2008
Surgery for acid reflux is a process of medical intervention designed to calm acid reflux symptoms and is also suggested by doctors as an extreme solution in the case of severe acid reflux. Under usual circumstances, acid reflux surgery is rarely done. It is recommended for the most part to those acid reflux patients whose condition no longer responds to medication or changes in lifestyle.

The target is the local causes of gastro esophageal reflux disease. GERD occurs when the LES or lower esophageal sphincter (the unidirectional valve at the lower end of the esophagus) fails to close, allowing content from the stomach to be transmitted back into the esophagus. When the esophagus lining is covered by the food and acid, heartburn happens as the burning sensation to be felt in the chest and/or the throat. Conventionalists strongly support a surgical approach, considering that acid reflux is a localized problem to be handled by treating the immediate causes.

The operation in general is often executed using a laparoscopic technique (small surgical incisions of minimal invasion); it can also be performed with conventional open surgery. Nissen fundoplication is the name of the surgery to cure acid reflux.

During this operation, the surgeon folds parts of the stomach (the gastric fundus) around the lower esophagus to reinforce the natural valve linking the stomach and the esophagus. In doing this the refluxed stomach content no longer comes in contact with the esophagus.

An obvious disadvantage of surgery for acid reflux resolution (that goes no further than local and immediate causes) is that it bypasses and does not properly deal with several primordial internal factors and co-factors which create the context that provokes acid reflux. Sadly, fundoplication has several possible complications, such as problems in swallowing, cramps in the abdomen, nausea, gas bloat syndrome, and others.

An alternative treatment to acid reflux surgery was available for one year up to the end of 2005. Through endoscopy, Enteryx, a spongy material, was injected into the lower wall of the esophagus. In 2005 however and after several injuries of which one was fatal, the Food and Drug Administration recalled Enteryx. The Enteryx marketer Boston Scientific Corp. was criticized by the FDA for "ongoing systemic violations" of standards of quality control. No new products from the company were to be approved before resolution of these problems.

Luckily, there is an alternative to acid reflux surgery that is much safer than this event that serves to show how dangerous surgical procedures can be for treating acid reflux.

Were you aware that your painful, uncomfortable acid reflux symptoms could be permanently cured using a program that is all-natural and holistic? This program comprising homeopathic cures, herbal cures, and changes to diet and lifestyle with detoxification, can resolve the internal problem of acid reflux forever with no potential surgical complications or side effects from acid reflux drugs.
About the Author
Jeff Martin is an author of the best-selling e-book, "Heartburn No More- Open The Door To an Acid Reflux Free Life". To Learn More About His Unique 5-Step Holistic Acid Reflux Cure System Visit: Heartburn No More. For further information visit: Heartburn and Acid Reflux
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