GERD Surgery in Jabalpur By Dr. Digant Pathak

Esophagus (also known as food pipe) is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.

There are several types of diseases involving the esophagus many of them require thorough evaluation and surgical interventions.

One must have a vague idea of the anatomy to understand the disease. Food pipe starts from throat, runs down the chest and enters the abdomen passing through a small opening in the diaphragm which is a curtain like structure between chest and abdomen.

There is a valve like mechanism at the lower end of food pipe where it continues as stomach. This valve like mechanism prevents stomach contents like food and acid to come back in to the food pipe.

Common Esophageal Surgical diseases
Specialised Support Services
Motility disorder
Hiatal Hernia
DYSPHAGIA is a alarming symptom
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) –a very common chronic digestive disorder in which contents of the stomach like food, acid and occasionally bile comes back in to your food pipe because of defective functioning of the so called valve mechanism at the lower end. Typically it presents as heart burn.

The acid, bile, food damages the structure and function of food pipe and on long run leads to complications like stricture, Barret’s esophagus and cancer in few cases. Although most of the cases responds favourably to medicines there are many cases who require more careful evaluation and surgery in many cases settles the issue definitely.
Hiatal hernia –the opening in the diaphragm (the curtain separating chest from the abdomen)through which esophagus passes from chest in to the abdomen is called hiatus. When there is weakness in this region it leads to upward movement of abdominal organs into the chest cavity through this hiatal opening. This condition is called hiatal hernia. Not all cases require surgery though. Such cases must be evaluated on case-to-case basis by an expert and if indicated surgery is the best option.