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While most patients tend to respond well to these treatments, sometimes surgery is only option for those who do not respond well to other methods. The most common form of surgery used to treat GERD is fundoplication surgery, which repairs lower esophagal sphincter, thus stopping stomach acid from backing up into esophagus. The average hospital stay is between one to four days, and it can sometimes take a patient up to five weeks to fully recuperate. Although surgery can successfully eliminate symptoms, a small number of patients will still need to take medication to fully control their GERD.
Whether you have been recently diagnosed with acid reflux disease or are a long-time sufferer, there are many treatment options available to you, and with a few simple lifestyle changes, under a doctor's supervision, can help you live with your symptoms.
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