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Dr. Dan Lister
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Fundoplication (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I am 2 days post opt from a nissen fundoplication and am having some payne in the chest area where the wrap was after eating and feels like food there?

I am 2 days post opt from a nissen fundoplication and am having some payne in the chest area where the wrap was after eating and feels like food there?

Common. : This is a common early complaint. Make sure you are following your surgeon's diet instructions i tell my patients to be sure to eat slowly, take small bites, eat frequent small meals and chew their food. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My 2nd old is 1 wk post op fo. Nissen fundoplication, is it normal for her to choke, vomit and dry heave when she attempts to eat her safe soft foods?

My 2nd old is 1 wk post op fo. Nissen fundoplication, is it normal for her to choke, vomit and dry heave when she attempts to eat her safe soft foods?

Talk to your surgeon: Early on after fundoplication, one often experiences retching/dry heaving as the stomach gets used to the inability or decreased ability to reflux stuff up into the esophagus. That said, sometimes there is swelling/edema in the area of the fundoplication wrap that makes it hard to swallow food into the stomach. In such cases, an esophageal dialtion may be necessary. Discuss this w/ your surgeon. ...Read more

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Whats nissen fundoplication?

Acid reflux surgery: A nissen fundoplication is a surgery for gerd or acid reflux. It is usually performed laparoscopically. The main components of the surgery are repair of a hiatal hernia, if present, followed by wrapping of the upper part of the stomach (the fundus) around the esophagus. This repairs the valve between the esophagus and stomach and prevents reflux. ...Read more

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What is the nissen fundoplication wrap?

Antireflux operation: Nissen fundoplication is a commonly performed operation to prevent/decrease significant gastroesophageal reflux. The top (fundus) of the stomach is fully wrapped around the bottom of the swallowing tube (esophagus) in the abdomen to make a better valve there. It can be performed as an open operation via upper midline or left subcostal incision, or laparoscopically with 4 to 5 small trocar wounds. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of nissen fundoplication?

Wrap for reflux: A nissen fundoplication is an operation for reflux. It is usually done laparoscopically. First, if a hiatal hernia is present, it is repaired. The upper portion of the stomach (fundus) is then wrapped around the esophagus forming a 360 degree valve that controls reflux. ...Read more

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What are complications from nissen fundoplication?

Operative ...: Complications include generic things such as infection and, if done laparoscopically, intra-abdominal visceral trocar injury and possible conversion to open procedure. Specific to the nissen fundoplication itself are too tight of a fundoplication, unwrapping of the fundoplication, and gastric bloating from difficulty burping or vomiting afterward. ...Read more

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What are the complications of nissen fundoplication?

What are the complications of nissen fundoplication?

Operative ...: complications include generic things such as infection and, if done laparoscopically, intra-abdominal visceral trocar injury and possible conversion to open procedure. Specific to the Nissen fundoplication itself are too tight of a fundoplication, unwrapping of the fundoplication, and gastric bloating from difficulty burping or vomiting afterward. ...Read more