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What is Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication?

14:48 - 9 April , 2021

Medical procedure



It refers to the standard technique for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease. It consists of making a small incision between the esophagus and the stomach and introducing the laparoscope to evaluate and correct anomalies in the sphincter or in the digestive tract valve that prevents food and gastric acids from returning down the esophagus.

This surgical technique, being minimally invasive, offers the patient better results, less pain, and a speedy recovery. General anesthesia is used and lasts about an hour. 

Before the procedure:

  • Make sure your hygiene is optimal.
  • Fast for as long as your doctor indicates.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking anticoagulants or any other medication.

When the procedure is complete:

You may need to stay in the hospital overnight for better recovery.

You may have trouble eating and some difficulty burping in the first weeks of recovery from surgery. Don’t worry, these symptoms will soon disappear without major issues. 

In our High Specialty Surgery Center, we perform more than 7,000 cutting-edge surgical procedures each year with state-of-the-art technology.

Our mission is to provide you with general and highly specialized medical-surgical services with the highest standards of quality and safety comparable with international centers of excellence through a multidisciplinary team that uses evidence-based clinical protocols that guarantee the best assistance and care of your health.

ABC Medical Center has always been known for practicing cutting-edge medicine. Our commitment to innovate keeps us as leaders in the practice of this discipline.

Possible risks and complications:

Like in any other surgery, there are some risks and complications that you should consider, such as: 

  • Lethargy and discomfort in the throat from anesthesia.
  • Transitory swallowing problems.
  • Infections.

Your next surgery in expert and certified hands.

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  • Lamb PJ, Myers JC, Jamieson GG, Thompson SK, Devitt PG, Watson DI. Long-term outcomes of revisional surgery following laparoscopic fundoplication. Br J Surg. 2009; 96: 391-397.
  • Loor-Santana K, Vargas-Ávila A, Palacio-Vélez F, et al. Evaluation of the results from the Nissen type funduplication through the laparoscopic approach based upon the post-surgical manometric control. Acta Med. 2007;5(4):181-186.

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