Minimally Invasive Procedure Arrests GERD Episodes

New procedure may help those who don’t respond to treatment with proton pump inhibitors.

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who suffer from constant regurgitation—the sensation of stomach acid backing up into the throat or mouth—may find relief from the surgical procedure called transoral fundoplication (TF), according to a new study in the journal Gastroenterology. GERD affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus […]

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