Acid reflux is a very common condition.
However, if you experience frequent or more intense acid reflux (technically called anti-reflux), you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). When contents from your stomach flow into the esophagus, it can cause irritation known as GERD. At Nebraska Medicine, we work closely with patients who suffer from daily and persistent acid reflux.
Why Choose Nebraska Medicine for GERD surgery?
Expertise and Experience
Our specialists have performed thousands of minimally invasive procedures with a success rate often three times better than the national average. Nebraska Medicine physicians also have published papers about how to perfect minimally invasive procedures and make them safer for our patients. As a result, centers around the country have changed how they perform these procedures.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Options
Our gastroenterologists specialize in GERD and other digestive disorders. When lifestyle changes and medications are not helping, we offer innovative minimally invasive surgery options. With one of these techniques, the surgeon is able to repair the valve between the stomach and esophagus without requiring the patient to undergo major surgery or large incisions allowing many patients to live without reflux medication. The benefits to minimally invasive surgery include less pain, small incisions, less preoperative time, quicker return to normal activity, fewer complications and reduced risk of herniation or wound separation. Another procedure has been shown to stop, and in some cases, reverse the progression of Barrett’s esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer, a common result of GERD.
Accreditations and Awards
We are proud of our past recognitions as a high-performing hospital in Gastroenterology in the 2011-12 , 2013-14 and 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking as well as ranked nationally in Gastroenterology in the 2012-13 and 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking.