Reflux disease, generally referred to as heartburn, in cases of diaphragmatic hernia

Reflux disease, generally referred to as heartburn, is more common today than ever before. Unlike long-term treatment with medication (tablets) which is not without side effects, a surgical procedure eliminates the causes of the problem.

The surgical procedure stops harmful stomach acid from rising into the oesophagus, which is the underlying cause of heartburn. I perform this procedure using a minimally invasive technique.

This merely requires 5 small skin incisions measuring 5 to 10 millimetres, which sets this approach apart from a cosmetic and aesthetic perspective, in particular. The procedure – performed under general anaesthetic – lasts 75 minutes on average and involves a hospital stay of 2 to 4 days, following which patients can eat normally again.