Anyone who has suffered from acid reflux or heartburn knows it’s no fun. A bad case of heartburn can ruin your day, cause pain, or prevent you from getting a full night’s sleep. However, acid reflux is not just an annoyance – it can lead to changes in the esophagus and even esophageal cancer. There are numerous procedures that can reduce acid reflux and may prevent progression to cancer.
Minnesota GERD Surgical Procedures
There are several procedures that can be used to treat heartburn from GERD. A common surgery, known as a Nissen fundoplication, involves stiching the upper stomach around the esophagus to prevent acid from entering the esophagus. This procedure can be performed with an open or minimally invasive technique. Dr. Koeplin specializes in minimally invasive heartburn surgery as it minimizes risk and offers quicker post-op recovery. Patients with severe GERD often have a co-existing Hiatal hernia which is typically repaired at the same time as a fundoplication.
St. Paul Acid-Reflux Surgery
Acid reflux and heartburn are annoying at best, and debilitating at worst. If you are experiencing recurring GERD that is reducing your quality of life, contact Dr. Koeplin today to talk about your treatment options. Dr. Koeplin has been treating Minnesotans with these conditions for more than twenty years. Make your appointment today by calling 651.224.1347 or filling out our contact form on this site.