More than 40% of Americans experience reflux symptoms once a month and over 7% experience reflux every day. Symptoms of reflux may include heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, chronic cough and asthma. The vast majority of Americans get symptom relief from prescription medications that are now even available over the counter. However, some individuals may have severe symptoms that require escalating doses of medication or result in damage to their esophagus. These individuals may be candidates for a minimally invasive surgical correction of their reflux disease. Your surgeon can explain our approach to this disease and inform you whether or not you are a candidate for this surgery.