GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, affects millions of people in the U.S., causing heartburn, esophagus damage, pain and digestive/health issues. Medications and lifestyle changes can help manage heartburn and GERD, but in chronic cases, surgery may be recommended to give patients relief. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified gastrointestinal surgeon who offers GERD treatment and anti-reflux surgery through his practice in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.
Chronic heartburn and GERD are among the most common types of gastrointestinal conditions. Genetics, health conditions, lifestyle choices and certain substances all can impact the connection between the esophagus and stomach at the lower esophagus sphincter, or LES. When the LES no longer works correctly, stomach acid and regurgitated food can backflow into the esophagus from the stomach, resulting in heartburn and reflux symptoms. Anti-reflux surgery options can improve the function of the LES for long-term relief from GERD.
Minimally-Invasive GERD Treatment Options
Dr. Danny Shouhed specializes in minimally-invasive gastrointestinal surgery that offers fewer risks and quicker recovery for patients than open surgery. Most anti-reflux or GERD surgical treatments can be performed using laparoscopic methods, using only tiny incisions to access the stomach and esophagus. Dr. Shouhed has extensive experience performing complex GI surgeries to repair the LES or paraesophageal hernias to relieve GERD. Some of the possible treatments for patients with GERD include:
If you suffer from chronic heartburn or GERD and you want to explore a long-term solution to give you relief, contact our office in Los Angeles. Dr. Danny Shouhed is a top GI surgeon that can perform minimally-invasive anti-reflux surgery for patients with esophagus damage, hiatal hernia or uncontrolled GERD. Call our office to schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options. Dr. Shouhed and our team can help you find relief with anti-reflux surgery.