John A. Windsor - General, Pancreatobiliary, Gastro-oesophageal & Laparoscopic Surgeon
Fundoplication for Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
GORD is caused by the backflow (reflux) of food and stomach acid into the oesophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) from the stomach. This happens when the valve between the stomach and the lower end of the oesophagus is not working properly. The main symptom of GORD is heartburn (a burning feeling in the stomach and chest).