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How long is the recovery from acid reflux prevention surgery?

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Depends on surgery.: The length of recovery depends on many factors, but the most important would be the type of antireflux surgery you have. Typically patients undergoing laparoscopic surgeries, such as a nissen or toupet, spend 1 night in the hospital and recovery is 1-2 weeks. The new transoral surgery, tif, is typical 1 week recovery. But remember that some people recover from surgery faster than others.

Answered 12/17/2014

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman answered

Specializes in Bariatrics

1-2 weeks: Most patients these days have laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery. Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery such as a nissen fundoplication involves reducing the stomach from the hiatal hernia, repairing the hernia, and wrapping the stomach around the gastro-esophageal junction to help prevent reflux. Most go home the next day, and are back to work in 1-2 weeks.

Answered 12/8/2016

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