Anti-Reflux Surgery Dominican Republic

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What is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid often flows back into the tube that connects your mouth and stomach (esophagus). This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of your esophagus.

Many people experience acid reflux from time to time.GERD is a mild acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week, or a moderate to severe acid reflux that occurs at least once a week.

Most people can control the discomfort of GERD with changes in lifestyle and over-the-counter medications. But some people with GERD reflux may need stronger medications or surgery to relieve symptoms.

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Why do patients develop GERD?

The cause of GERD is unknown, although it could be due to an abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), a muscular valve in your esophagus that keeps food from flowing back up your throat and stomach acid in your stomach. Increased frequency of transitory sphincter relaxation, increased pressure from the stomach due to a hiatal hernia, and increased pressure within the abdomen are all possible causes. Stomach acid can reflux into the esophagus if the LES opens too often or does not seal tightly enough, causing the burning sensation.Other causes of GERD include gastric emptying disorder or failed esophageal peristalsis (wave-like movements in the muscles).

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How can you know if you have severe GERD?

Before surgery can be considered for people with severe GERD, your doctor must offer objective documentation of gastroesophageal reflux. The flexible esophagoscopy is frequently used as the first step in determining the diagnosis. If there is evidence of esophagitis, tissue biopsies may be taken during the endoscopy procedure (inflammation). Barrett’s esophagus diagnosed histologically from a tissue biopsy is also regarded objective evidence of GERD. The 24-hour esophageal pH test, which must be inserted by your physician in the absence of endoscopic evidence of reflux, is the current gold-standard objective test.

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Who should consider Anti-Reflux Surgery?

Those individuals who:

  • while using large doses of medicines, have insufficient symptom control
  • side effects of the medicine have GERD issues such as Barrett’s esophagus or stricture in the esophagus
  • have symptoms that aren’t esophageal (asthma, hoarseness, cough, chest pain, aspiration)
  • opted for surgery to avoid taking acid suppressing drugs for the rest of their lives or to improve their quality of life
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  • Let’s be your weight loss partner

    Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is an important decision, and choosing the right weight loss surgery program is vital to your success. At Obesidad & Bariátrica, we have the experience, expertise, and commitment to assist you on your weight loss journey. Dr. Pablo Garcia and his team specialists have dedicated their careers to helping people like you lose weight and lead happier healthier lives. We want to be your partner in weight loss, here to help you in any way we can.

  • Excellence, Safety, and Quality Care

    Dr. Pablo Garcia and the staff strive to maintain the practice of excellence in everything that they do. Pride in their work goes from consultation through post-op appointments. Dr. Pablo Garcia has been recognized for his quality in service, successful achievements and more and has been appointed Best Doctor by Mercado Magazine

  • Experience

    Dr. Pablo Garcia has studied and taught at some of the best schools for his craft. He has successfully completed multiple surgeries for area hospitals and helped multiple patients lose weight and better their lives through his complete bariatric program.


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Allow our qualified and trusted team to assist you in realizing your full potential by assisting you in losing weight through obesity treatment alternatives such as gastric sleeve surgery.

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Our main goal is to always deliver excellent care, unrivaled surgical experience, and customized weight reduction therapies.

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Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, degenerative joint disease, sleep apnea, asthma, and high cholesterol are all life-threatening illnesses that can be improved.

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To fulfill the weight loss needs of our patients gives Dr. Pablo Garcia motivation and makes it rewarding. Our trusted staff is highly respected in medical tourism in the Dominican Republic.

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Weight reduction is accelerated with bariatric surgery since it regulates and restricts a person’s ability to consume. Bad eating habits can be transformed into a self-controlled, healthy lifestyle with bariatric therapy and perseverance.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Anti-Reflux Surgery

You should be able to go home the next day. You should be able to return to work after 3 to 4 weeks, depending on how much surgery you need and your type of work. Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, ask Dr. Pablo Garcia You should make a full recovery, with the symptoms of acid reflux gone or much improved.

Long-standing GERD can lead to a precancerous condition called Barrett’s esophagus, in which cellular changes have taken place in the lower esophageal lining. This condition can progress further into low- or high-grade dysplasia, and then to esophageal cancer. For this reason, patients diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus are monitored regularly with endoscopic surveillance and biopsy.

In most cases you will always take medications to control symptoms of GERD, unless you have had surgery to tighten the lower esophageal sphincter. This surgical procedure prevents stomach acid from entering the lower esophagus.

Approximately 95% of patients have great surgical results, and more than half of them are able to live without taking acid reflux drugs. Symptom improvement has been found in studies to last for a long time. Even though the success rate is excellent, 10 to 30% of patients will experience reflux symptoms again. However, some people may require a repeat operation in 8 to 10 years. Bloating, trouble swallowing, and diarrhea are some of the other postoperative problems.