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Symptoms from chronic GERD can affect your ability to perform simple tasks, such as sleeping and being physically active. Lifestyle changes, such as eating smaller meals and losing weight, can help you feel better, but making these changes isn't always easy.
Gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of your stomach. With a smaller stomach:
You naturally produce less stomach acid, which can lower your risk for further damage to your esophagus
It may be easier for you to lose weight, which can relieve reflux symptoms by decreasing pressure around your abdomen
You feel full after smaller meals, which helps your stomach empty more efficiently and lowers your risk for reflux
At Stanford, we are a fully accredited American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®. In fact, surgeons at Stanford Health Care helped pioneer bariatric surgery. Working with renowned surgeons from Stanford's Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery program, our Esophagus Center experts offer a full complement of treatments that can help you feel better.
Gastric Bypass for Esophagus Disorders Offering a broad range of innovative GERD treatments, Stanford Health Care expertly delivers gastric bypass to help you lose weight and control stomach acid. gastric bypass surgeryroux-en-y bypassgastric bypassachalasia