Common questions about acid reflux and hiatus hernia surgery

Luckily, acid reflux and heartburn are usually temporary problems. However, when they become part of your daily or weekly routine it's time to seek specialist advice... At times of overindulgence, such as Christmas parties, almost everyone can suffer from acid reflux. Commonly referred to as heartburn and caused by acid coming back up the gullet from the stomach. For most patients, it's a sensation which lasts only a few minutes, but for others in can be a persistent problem with every meal. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) can affect men and women of any age and can get progressively worse.   Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon Mr Ewen Griffiths regularly performs endoscopy and operations for reflux disease or hiatus hernias. Here he answers some questions about the problem and potential solutions... Q1 At what stage would you advise someone with Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease to see their GP? If someone is regularly suffering from heartburn or regurgitation. First stage [...]