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What is the definition or description of: fundoplication?

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Dr. Scott Welle answered

Specializes in Bariatrics

Wrapping the stomach: A fundoplication is wrapping the top of the stomach (fundus) around and attaching it to itself. It can be a partial wrap (toupet fundoplication) or a complete wrap (nissen fundoplication). It is usually used to treat esophageal reflux (gerd).

Answered 11/21/2014

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Dr. Chuck Shaffer answered

Specializes in Bariatrics

A surgical procedure: A surgical procedure involving making tucks (witch hazel) in the fundus of the stomach around the inferior end of the esophagus. The operation is used in the treatment of gastric acid reflux into the esophagus.Google the following...Gastroesophageal reflux disease, nissen procedure.Hope this helps!

Answered 9/28/2016

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