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Whats nissen fundoplication?

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Dr. Dan Lister
Surgery
11 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dan Lister
Dr. Dan Lister
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Dr. Allen Seely
AN Interesting Surgery side effect: inability to vomit
Dr. Dan Lister
Yes. A potentially serious side effect that makes many choose not to have this particular surgery. Luckily there are other options.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Breaux
Dr. Charles Breaux
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