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Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
11 doctors agree

In brief: Relatively common

The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the 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.

In brief: Relatively common

The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the 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.
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Dr. Peter Denk
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, many

Gerd is very often associated with a hiatal hernia because this distorts the shape of the anti-reflux valve at the top of the stomach and actually causes reflux, or gerd.
The repair is done laparoscopically, usually as an overnight procedure, and patients take pain medicine for several days only. Lap hiatal hernia repair and nissen fundoplication are up to 95% effective at curing gerd.

In brief: Yes, many

Gerd is very often associated with a hiatal hernia because this distorts the shape of the anti-reflux valve at the top of the stomach and actually causes reflux, or gerd.
The repair is done laparoscopically, usually as an overnight procedure, and patients take pain medicine for several days only. Lap hiatal hernia repair and nissen fundoplication are up to 95% effective at curing gerd.
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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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.
It works well in normal-weight patients, but is more likely to fail in obese patients.

In brief: Yes

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.
It works well in normal-weight patients, but is more likely to fail in obese patients.
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes. Many

Yes. It works very well as long as it is done well andvforcthe right reason.
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In brief: Yes. Many

Yes. It works very well as long as it is done well andvforcthe right reason.
www.drlugo.com.
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