Find out more about options for heartburn relief.
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is a surgical procedure that alleviates gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms when
lifestyle changes or anti-reflux medications have not controlled the symptoms. The procedure
was first performed in 1951 as an open surgical procedure. Patients were hospitalized
for 7-10 days after the procedure.
Today, the Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
is done in approximately 90 minutes. A majority of the time the patient is in the
hospital overnight and is discharged the morning after surgery. Let us help you find permanent relief from GERD.
The purpose of the surgery is to fix a hiatal hernia, if present, and to form a
valve around the lower esophagus to keep stomach contents from flowing back into
the esophagus. In this procedure, the top part of the stomach (approximately 5 percent) is wrapped around
the esophagus to form an additional valve to keep stomach contents from flowing
up into the esophagus. The patient has five or six incisions, about ¼-inch each, in the
abdomen. Post-operatively, after arousing from the anesthesia, the patient is given
liquids to drink and then progresses to a soft diet. It is a successful treatment in about
95 percent of the patients who have surgery.
Patients are carefully screened prior to having a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.
Not all heartburn sufferers are candidates for the surgery. The first step is to
realize that heartburn and acid reflux are serious and can have a negative impact
on daily living.
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