Anti-reflux surgery is one form of treatment for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or other conditions that trigger the flow of gastric acid from the stomach into the esophagus. At Florida Medical Clinic, Dr. Whalen Clark, MD, FACS provides a variety of surgical treatment options to patients whose symptoms have not improved with non-surgical treatment, allowing them to achieve significant improvements in their quality of life.
Dr. Clark recognizes that there are a number of reasons that a patient might consider anti-reflux surgery and he is committed to helping patients access the care they need, whenever they feel comfortable making the decision. For instance, surgery may be recommended to patients who:
- Were once able to manage their symptoms with medications and lifestyle changes, but are no longer able to achieve adequate relief from these methods
- Are experiencing significant side effects from acid suppression medications
- Prefer not to develop a lifelong reliance on acid reflux prescriptions (however, some individuals do require medications for occasional heartburn, even after surgery)
Throughout his career, Dr. Clark has completed a number of anti-reflux surgeries, using both traditional and minimally invasive techniques depending on the unique needs of their patients. Taking a personalized approach to acid reflux treatment, Dr. Clark takes pride in practicing flexible, patient-first medicine and treating his patients like family.
If you’d like to learn more about anti-reflux surgery at Florida Medical Clinic, contact Dr. Whalen Clark, MD, FACS to schedule a surgical consultation.
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