Reflux surgery is performed as a result of someone experiencing chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of stomach acid to the esophagus. A typical symptom is heartburn. This can result from changes in the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach. Performing reflux surgery laparoscopically has been found to produce better results when compared against other methods. Dr. Josh Roller, Dr. Yong Kwon, and Dr. Josh Mourot routinely perform this minimally invasive procedure, which involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the lower esophageal sphincter to strengthen the sphincter and prevent acid reflux and to repair a hiatal hernia.
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