Reflux Surgery / Hiatus Hernia & Fundoplication Surgery
Reflux or heartburn is often referred to by its acronym, GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease). It can be a miserable condition that impacts your quality of life. It happens when the muscle at the bottom of the oesophagus fails to prevent the contents of your stomach from leaking up into the oesophagus. Sometimes it can be caused by a hiatus hernia that causes your stomach to bulge into your chest.
Surgical correction of reflux involves first repairing the diaphragm if a hernia is part of the problem. Then a procedure known as fundoplication is performed to help prevent stomach acid from flowing up from the stomach into the oesophagus.
Body Mass Index (BMI): A Quick Calculator
If your BMI is 30 – 39.9, you are considered to be obese; 40 – 49.9 is morbidly obese, and 50+ is super obese. BMI can be useful in helping you understand whether you are in a healthy weight range. But it’s only part of the equation. Your initial consultation with Dr Ma includes a thorough medical examination, full medical history and questions about your current lifestyle and weight management history.
Dr Suzanne Ma
MBBS (Monash) FRACS (General)
Dr Ma is an expert in weight loss surgery as part of an overall weight loss for life and health program.