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Gastrointestinal Surgery
Laparoscopy for GERD
Dr. Allen Bar
Dr. Bar
Dr. Jeffrey Drebin
Dr. Drebin
Dr. Matt Kirkland
Dr. Kirkland
Gary Korus
Dr. Korus
Steven Raper
Dr. Raper
Alan Schuricht
Dr. Schuricht
Ian Soriano
I. Soriano
David Wernsing
Dr. Wernsing
Noel Williams
Dr. Williams

Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux can be treated with changes in lifestyle, medications, and sometimes with surgery. More advanced cases of reflux should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist, and if testing shows that the patient might benefit from surgery, a referral can be made. Alternatively, patients can be seen for consultation by a surgeon who may then refer them to a gastroenterologist for any necessary testing.

Surgery can be done in a minimally invasive manner, using 5 half inch incisions. An anti-reflux valve is created using a portion of the stomach, and any hiatal hernia is repaired. The patient will usually be able to return home in 2 days, and resume normal activities in 2 weeks or less.

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Inpatient Facilities:
Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC)
Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)

Office Visit Locations:
Perelman Center - West Pavilion, 4th Floor (HUP)
266 Wright-Saunders Building (PPMC)
700 Spruce Street - Garfield Duncan Building (PAH)

Making an Office Visit Appointment:
215-662-2626 or 800-789-PENN


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