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Are there different surgical procedures for treating gerd, or does everyone have the same operation?
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: Various
There are several types of fundoplication (nissen, thal, dor, toupe, etc.
) and different ways to approach (transabdominal, transthoracic, minimally-invasive vs. Open, etc.).

In brief: Various
There are several types of fundoplication (nissen, thal, dor, toupe, etc.
) and different ways to approach (transabdominal, transthoracic, minimally-invasive vs. Open, etc.).
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
In brief: Fundoplication
There are about a half-dozen different operations to treat gerd, all of which create a new valve around the esophagus utilizing the upper stomach.
. The most popular technique is called a nissen fundoplication which involves a 360 degree wrap around the esophagus; this is usually performed via a laparoscopic approach. Some people are also candidates for nonsurgical endoscopic approaches.

In brief: Fundoplication
There are about a half-dozen different operations to treat gerd, all of which create a new valve around the esophagus utilizing the upper stomach.
. The most popular technique is called a nissen fundoplication which involves a 360 degree wrap around the esophagus; this is usually performed via a laparoscopic approach. Some people are also candidates for nonsurgical endoscopic approaches.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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