How is endoscopic surgery for GERD perfomed?

Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can get relief with endoscopic surgery. In this video, John Bagnato, MD, of Coliseum Medical Centers, explains the Hill procedure for hiatal hernia.
Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD
Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular)
The surgeon performs endoscopic repair of GERD entirely through the mouth without making any external or internal incisions. Instruments and a small camera are inserted through the mouth and advanced to the junction between the esophagus and the stomach, where the stomach is tacked alongside the esophagus in order to create a more effective barrier to reflux.

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