NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION


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.


Treatment


Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is a minimally invasive surgery that has been very successful and replaces classical open operations for the treatment of GERD.


Summary


Like laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), nissen fundoplication has achieved great patient acceptance and satisfaction. 


nissin-fundoplication diagram