Patients that suffer from acid reflux (GERD), may suffer from a weakened lower esophageal sphincter (LES).
A minimally invasive procedure, usually done in conjunction to a hiatal hernia repair, uses a magnetic ring to recreate the original physiologic valve.
A great option for those suffering from reflux chronically, on log term medications, or once medication is no longer working.
The procedure tends to take about 60-90 minutes and it is done with small incisions, under general anesthesia.
It is the a great and durable alternative to antacids and medications.