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Advanced Heartburn Care

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Diagram of a stomach acid in the esophagus found on Central Surgical Associates' heartburn care pageIf you have severe heartburn (technically called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) and often use medication to control symptoms, talk with your doctor. You can get nutrition recommendations and other tips to help reduce heartburn, and you might be prescribed medication.

For many people, these measures just don’t work. If you’ve tried everything and are still suffering, your doctor may talk to you about surgery to correct your problem. That’s when it’s time to call Central Surgical Associates in Jackson, Mississippi for advanced heartburn care.

Our surgeons perform a surgery called Nissen fundoplication, though it’s better known as antireflux surgery. This surgery is used to strengthen the natural valve that keeps stomach acid where it belongs – in your stomach, not your throat. When this valve isn’t functioning properly, that’s what causes acid to “back up” and create the painful burning sensations of heartburn.

Though this surgery has become fairly common over the past several years, not everyone is able to perform it the minimally invasive way like our surgeons. This means that instead of a large incision that takes weeks to heal, you’ll have only tiny (approximately 1/4- to 1/2-inch) incisions that heal much more quickly and more comfortably. This heartburn surgery offers great results, too. Studies have shown that most patients are greatly improved after surgery or find that their heartburn is completely eliminated for good!

Learn more about this lasting solution for serious heartburn by calling Central Surgical Associates in Jackson, MS at 601-944-1781 today.