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Does GERD require surgery? PDF Print E-mail

A small number of people with GERD may need surgery because of severe reflux and poor response to medical treatment. Fundoplication is a surgical procedure that increases pressure in the lower esophagus. However, surgery should not be considered until all other measures have been tried. Newer, nonsurgical endoscopic techniques are being developed for certain patients with reflux. You should discuss these newer options with your doctor.