Gord Centre

Tel: +44 (0) 207 636 8248
Fax: +44 (0) 207 935 4984
Email: enquiries@gordcentre.org

Expertise in the surgical treatment of Gastro-oesophageal reflux and Hiatus Hernia

Reflux occurs when the contents of the  stomach returns into the oesophagus or even the throat and mouth. The acidic nature of the stomach contents causes "burning" of the lining of the oesophagus producing pain (Heartburn) and oesophagitis (damage and inflammation of the lining of the oesophagus).

Although powerful anti-acid drugs improve the symptomatic control of patients with reflux and Hiatus Hernia, they do not provide a long term solution. Patients often do not realise how much the condition affects their every day lives until they find that they need to keep a cache of medicines in a variety of locations, at work, in their car and home. When they worry about forgetting to pack medication to go on holiday then they know the condition has taken over their lives.

With laparoscopic antireflux surgery the fundus of the stomach is wrapped symmetrically around the lower oesophagus to create a new valve. This procedure has reflux all wrapped-up.

BBC NEWS - 8 Nov 2008
Surgery beneficial in heartburn
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Surgery is beneficial for treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux
News release from the National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment
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