Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes! This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2.
Many. This is a great surgery to do, and helps quite a few people.
Yes. Is a great option for people with reflux, most patients are very satisfied after the surgery.
Yes. Yes. It is a good operation for reflux, but it does have side effects. It is one of several surgical options for reflux.

Related Questions

How do I know if I need nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

See a Surgeon. Basically, if you have documented reflux disease either by history or testing such as egd or ph probe test, then fundoplication can be considered. Medications can help with reflux, however if you are young or the risk of surgery is minimal, the fundoplication can keep you from needing to take medications for your lifetime. If medications don't work, then surgery can be considered. Read more...

How long after my laparoscopic fundoplication should I expect to no longer need pain medication for my surgery pain?

Varies. Everyone is different so there is no magic time frame most are not regularly taking pain meds within a week. Read more...
Very short time. With in 2 wks you should not be taking pain medications after fundal plication surgery. Read more...
Few days. On average most patients require pain medication for 2-4 days. Then they can usually get by with over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen). Read more...