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1) Which doctor should I consult if I had GERD?

You may consult a gastroenterologist.

2) Is GERD completely curable?

To a large extent GERD can be controlled. If the symptoms persists, then a doctor has to be consulted to further evaluate the situation

3) What is the success of fundoplication surgery?

If the surgery is done by a skilled surgeon then the success rate is 50-90%

4) What are the complications of the surgery ?

Difficulty in swallowing, heartburn, bloating, excessive gas are some of the complications that in some cases cannot be totally removed.

5) Can weight reduction improve symptoms of GERD?

Yes reducing weight, stopping smoking and alcohol intake can improve symptoms of GERD

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