Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, and is caused when stomach acid or bile irritates the food pipe lining.
In most cases, GERD can be relieved through diet and lifestyle changes; however, some people may require medication or surgery. If you suffer from GERD, your physician may suggest a surgery to reduce or stop reflux.
If your doctor recommends surgery for GERD and its symptoms, ask your surgeon about minimally invasive robotic surgery, or da Vinci® surgery. Using the da Vinci® system, your surgeon makes a few small incisions - similar to traditional laparoscopy. The benefits of surgery with the da Vinci® system include fewer complications and less acid reflux after surgery.
Potential Benefits of da Vinci Robotic Surgery:
- More sophisticated instrumentation
- Decreased pain
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
da Vinci Surgery for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease