The exact name of this disease, known as reflux, is Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). It is a chronic disease in which gastric acid goes back into the esophagus. The acid in esophagus causes reflux symptoms and findings.
The most typical symptoms are burning sensation in the chest and water brash. In fact, these symptoms can be seen in many people from time to time, and they can also be seen in other digestive system diseases other than reflux. However, people who have these complaints every day and think that they are adversely affected in their daily lives because of these reasons should consult a doctor for diagnosis and treatment of reflux. In most patients diagnosed with reflux, complaints may be reduced with some recommendations and medical treatment. The operation is required in 20-30% of patients.
The operation is the most appropriate treatment method for patients who have complaints of burning in chest and water brash almost every day and who have been detected to have esophagitis and gastric hernia by endoscopy, and for people who have been using the drug for a long time and addicted to these drugs.