EsophyX: Incisionless Surgery to Treat Heartburn/Acid Reflux
Individuals suffering from severe, chronic heartburn or acid reflux that does not respond to medication now have a new surgical treatment option, which does not require any incisions.
Allegan General Hospital is the first hospital in West Michigan to offer this new procedure called EsophyX. EsophyX is the latest treatment for safely and effectively treating chronic gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
This surgical procedure is performed through the mouth and reconstructs the barrier between the stomach and esophagus to prevent stomach fluids from refluxing up into the esophagus. The procedure typically takes less than one hour and requires an overnight stay at the hospital.
Two year clinical study results show that 79% of patients have completely stopped taking their heartburn medications after having the procedure. Clinical trials also show most patients can eat and drink foods they avoided for many years and can sleep lying flat. Reflux no longer impacts their life like it previously did.
For more information on this procedure, please plan to attend an upcoming informational session given by one of our surgeons. These seminars are held periodically at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.