A Surgical Solution for GERD | Surgical Associates of Cleveland

Do you suffer from GERD? If so, you might want to consider Nissen fundoplication–a surgical procedure with a long track record of great results. Surgical Associates of Cleveland want you to know about the benefits of this procedure that can be performed on nearly every severe GERD patient.

During the fundoplication procedure, the surgeon wraps the top part of the stomach around the esophagus to prevent the backflow of acids. This procedure successfully resolves reflux issues in more than 90 percent of patients with typical GERD symptoms like heartburn, regurgitation, and dysphagia. For patients with GERD airway symptoms, surgery provides resolution for about 70 percent of patients.

Fortunately, there is a robotic-assisted procedure which consists of several tiny incisions. Robotic-assisted visualization, dexterity, precision and control helps surgeons operate through small 1–2 cm incisions. During an operation, the surgeon sits at a console in the surgical suite and directs the robotic arms to perform the surgery. The robot seamlessly and directly translates the surgeon’s natural hand, wrist and finger movements from controls at the console to the surgical instruments inside the patient.

Robotic-assisted surgery offers so many benefits!

Surgeons enjoy a greater range of motion and precision than with alternative procedures. They also get a magnified, high definition, and three-dimensional view while operating.

Patients have benefits too, like:

Less post-operative pain

Reduced trauma to the body

Less scarring

A shorter hospital stay

Less blood loss and reduced need for transfusions

Quicker recovery and return to normal activities

If you currently suffer from GERD and have not found medication and lifestyle changes to bring relief, you might want to consider the surgical solution of Nissan fundoplication. Surgical Associates of Cleveland can help. Give us a call or visit our website today to schedule your appointment.