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Minimally invasive care for faster recovery.

Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can often be controlled by antacid treatment, medication, dietary changes and lifestyle changes. But these remedies may not correct the underlying disease or effectively control heartburn symptoms. Surgery may be the only way to correct the problem and address complications such as esophageal narrowing or Barrett’s esophagus (a precancerous condition of the esophagus).

Resolving your problem.

Left untreated, GERD can lead to painful swallowing, food sticking, ulcers or even esophageal cancer. In fact, esophageal cancer is the seventh-leading cause of cancer death worldwide. If symptoms are persistent or frequent, GERD could lead to serious complications. Overall health could be placed at risk. That’s why it is recommended to get evaluated and treated early.

At NORCAL Advanced Laparoscopy, we perform laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication to correct GERD. Nissen fundoplication is considered safe and effective. Studies have shown that up to 95% of patients are symptom-free or symptom-improved after the procedure.

Our center is recognized as the most experienced in the region for the surgical treatment of GERD. The procedure can be performed in about an hour. Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, the recovery time is brief and most patients can resume physical activities the same week and regular diet in about one week.

If the patient has a hiatal hernia, which is a contributing factor of GERD, it can be repaired at the same time.

The caring and commitment you deserve.

The physicians at NORCAL Advanced Laparoscopy are highly skilled, advanced laparoscopic surgeons – the most experienced in the Northern Valley. They perform Nissen fundoplication using the minimally invasive approach learned from the Belgian doctor who developed it. Studies show that up to 95% of patients remain heartburn-free after five years and are satisfied with their decision to have undergone the surgery.

For more information about the laparoscopic treatment of GERD or to personally consult Dr. Patching or Dr. Grinberg, call our Sacramento office today at 916-568-5564 or use our online Request an Appointment form.

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