Technique of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
The operation is performed under general anesthesia with 5 small (puncture hole) incisions placed on the abdomen. The stomach is wrapped around the lower esophagus, which then prevents the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus and respiratory tract.
Expectations and Complications
Patients typically spend one night in the hospital and go home the next day. After surgery, patients will no longer need “heartburn” medications, with a greater than 90% success rate in relieving symptoms of GERD.
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is a minimally invasive surgery that has been very successful and replaces classical open operations for the treatment of GERD.
Like laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), nissen fundoplication has achieved great patient acceptance and satisfaction.