GERD

Heartburn does not involve the heart or a burn, although the discomfort may be described as burning. What underlies this common complaint?
Bariatric surgery is the most effective means of dealing with severe obesity. But there are several types of surgery which involve more, or less, alterations of the gastrointestinal tract. Choosing among them depends on a variety of factors relating to GERD, or gastro-esophageal reflux symptoms.