Anti-reflux Surgery

( Laparoscopic anti reflux surgery)

Do you experience heartburn or notice an acidic taste in the back of your mouth? These symptoms are often caused by acid reflux, a condition where acid travels from your stomach to your oesophagus.

Anti-reflux Surgery | Dr Adrian Teo

Acid reflux is uncomfortable, frustrating, and can limit what and when you eat. Over time, it can cause your oesophagus to become inflamed or scarred.

Anti-reflux surgery is a highly effective treatment for acid reflux that can eliminate the experience of heartburn and protect your oesophagus against damage. It is usually performed alongside hiatus hernia operations.

Treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Most people experience acid reflux from time to time, but if you notice moderate to severe symptoms regularly, you may have a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

The good news: GORD is treatable.

The bad news: if left alone, it can lead to complications.

Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgeries are safe treatment options that deliver much-needed relief from reflux symptoms – all without taking medication.

The benefits of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery

Also known as keyhole surgery – this laparoscopic approach requires few, very small incisions. Benefits include:

  • Less pain during the recovery process
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter stay at the hospital
  • Less scarring

This laparoscopic surgery is not suitable for every patient. We treat each person who walks through our clinic doors as individuals, so you get the personalised advice and tailored treatment you need to thrive post-surgery and beyond.

What to expect on the day of your anti-reflux surgery

It’s normal to feel anxious about your upcoming surgery. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, advice, and care you need to feel comfortable and confident. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect on the day of your anti-reflux surgery:

  • You will likely arrive at the hospital in the morning. One of our friendly team members will greet you and answer any last-minute questions.
  • Then, you will be administered pre-operative medications, typically via an IV drip.
  • During the surgery – which generally takes two to three hours – you will be under general anaesthesia. You won’t be conscious or feel any pain.
  • After your surgery, a team member will take you to our recovery room where you will be monitored.

How long does it take to recover from anti-reflux surgery?

After surgery, most patients go home after two nights stay in hospital. Depending on the work you do, we recommend taking two to four weeks to recover fully. During this time, your surgeon will prescribe a special diet.

Take the first step toward a pain-free life

Acid reflux might be harmless enough for some, but it can cause significant pain, discomfort, and inconvenience for others. If you are ready to put an end to heartburn for good, get in contact with our friendly team today.