Gastric procedures are those involving the digestive system.
Acid Reflux Surgery
Severe acid reflux cases might require surgery. Acid reflux, or GERD, occurs when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus. This can happen in children or adults. A surgical procedure allows the surgeon to wrap the top portion of the stomach around the esophagus. This creates a tight band that makes it harder for acid to escape the stomach. This surgery is normally done laparoscopically; this minimally invasive technique cuts down on healing time and the risk of infection. Click here to learn more about this surgery.
Gastric resection refers to the surgical removal of all or part of the stomach. This is often a treatment for stomach cancer including carcinoid tumors or an incurable peptic ulcer. To learn more about this surgery, click here.