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When is surgery recommended for acid reflux?

Surgery is recommended for acid reflux for people who want to stop their daily medication.

We usually don't recommend surgery until a patient is unable to tolerate the excellent acid-blocking medications that are available for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or at times, if the symptoms are persisting despite maximal treatment with these medications.

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