GERD in Infants and Children (cont.)
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Drugs to Improve Intestinal Coordination
Surgery for Reflux in Children
Surgery isn't often needed to treat reflux in children. When it is necessary, the Nissen fundoplication is the most often performed surgery. During this procedure, the top part of the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus forming a cuff that contracts and closes off the esophagus whenever the stomach contracts -- preventing reflux.
The procedure is usually effective, but it is not without risk. Discuss the potential risks and benefits of this operation with your child's doctor.
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Reviewed on 7/11/2012
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