Johns Hopkins minimally invasive surgeon Gina Adrales answers important questions about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) including the most common symptoms and the recovery process. Learn more at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/surgery/minimally-invasive FAQ's 0:02 What are the most common symptoms of GERD? 0:26 What is a hiatal hernia? 1:02 Who would benefit from surgery to treat GERD? 1:49 Are there any risks associated with this type of surgery? 2:29 What is the typical recovery after surgery to treat GERD?