Acid Reflux Surgery

Acid Reflux Surgery San Diego

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Symptoms of GERD

The entrance to the stomach consists of a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter or “LES.” The LES closes as soon as food passes through, however when the LES doesn’t close all the way or opens often stomach acid can travel back up into the esophagus. This occurrence is known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.

  • Burning sensation in the chest
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Regurgitation of food
  • “Lump in your throat” feeling
Risk Factors
  • Obesity
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Pregnancy
  • Delayed metabolism

GERD can also be triggered by specific foods. Learn more about the dietary triggers of GERD here.


Diagrams of a healthy stomach vs a stomach with GERD


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At Olde Del Mar Surgical, we take most insurances and offer
financing options to suit your needs and make surgical excellence
available to you.

Treating GERD with Nissen Fundoplication

Many instances of GERD can be treated through various lifestyle changes and/or medications. However, when these non-surgical treatment options fail to bring relief for acid reflux, patients should consider undergoing laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, which, in essence, recreates the valve between the stomach and esophagus.

GERD is sometimes related to Hiatal Hernias. In these cases, surgery is the only option to relieve any symptoms. Patients with a large hiatal hernia or weakened muscles can sometimes benefit from a reinforcement of the hiatal hernia repair with mesh. Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul and Dr. Pascal Bortz have extensive experience in San Diego with this procedure.

Nissen Fundoplication Surgery

Diagram of the GERD surgery process

The GERD Surgery Procedure

The Nissen fundoplication procedure is a type of laparoscopic surgery performed at Olde Del Mar Surgical in San Diego. Unlike open fundoplication, in which the procedure is performed through a single large incision, laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is done through several tiny incisions in the abdomen.

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