Santa Monica Anti-Reflux Surgery
One of the most common digestive conditions is heartburn – most people experience heartburn occasionally. When heartburn becomes severe, it may be gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, which can cause serious damage to the esophagus and distressing symptoms for the patient. If you suffer from GERD and live near Santa Monica, anti-reflux surgery through Dr. Danny Shouhed may be an option for relief.
GERD affects millions of people in the U.S. and if it is not controlled, it can cause serious health complications. GERD can be caused by a variety of anatomical factors, as well as behavior and lifestyle choices. Conservative treatments for GERD include medications and lifestyle changes to reduce acid in the stomach. When these methods are not successful at controlling GERD or relieving symptoms, anti-reflux surgery may be considered as a treatment option. Many severe cases of GERD require physical changes to the esophagus, LES, stomach and upper digestive system that can only be completed through surgery.
Experienced GERD Treatment Specialist
Dr. Danny Shouhed is a board certified and fellowship trained general and gastrointestinal surgeon. His vast experience and expertise in gastrointestinal disorders and surgical treatments make him one of the top GERD treatment specialists in the greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica area. If you have tried conservative GERD treatments without success, it may be time to consider anti-reflux surgery for relief and protection of your digestive system.
There are multiple anti-reflux surgery options that Dr. Shouhed offers. The surgical treatment used depends on your specific GERD condition and what is causing your disorder. Some of the anti-reflux surgeries offered through Dr. Shouhed’s practice in Santa Monica include LINX, fundoplication, collis gastroplasty and hiatal hernia/paraesophageal hernia repair surgery. Dr. Shouhed specializes in minimally-invasive surgical techniques and robotic surgery methods that can reduce surgery risks and improve the recovery process for his patients.
You do not need to live with the pain and health risks of severe GERD. If you live in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, contact the office of Dr. Shouhed to schedule a GERD or anti-reflux surgery consultation to discuss your treatment options.