When Heartburn Requires Surgery

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects over 3 million people a year. Many people suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD. In most cases, GERD can be relieved through diet and lifestyle changes; however, some people may require medication or surgery.

In cases that require surgery, Dr. Joseph Garcia, ARC Surgeon performs fundoplication surgery using the da Vinci® Surgery System. With the da Vinci® Surgery, he can “make just a few small incisions instead of one large incision.”

Dr. Garcia discussed da Vinci® Surgery for GERD on the ARC Healthcare Minute on KLBJ News Radio recently. If you missed it, you can listen to it now.

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the weekly ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM on Mondays at 7:29am and 8:29am.

Tags: GERD, da Vinci® Surgery, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Dr. Joseph Garcia

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