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When is surgery necessary?

Those with severe, chronic esophageal reflux may need surgery to correct the problem if other medical treatments are not relieving their symptoms. When left untreated, chronic gastroesophageal reflux can cause further complications including esophagitis, esophageal ulcers, bleeding, or scarring of the esophagus.


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This page was published on Dec 19, 2016, modified on Aug 13, 2020 by Dr. Sadek (Surgeon) of Advanced Surgical & Bariatrics
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