Laparoscopic Fundoplication and Hiatal Hernia Repair Explained:
The Laparoscopic Fundoplication & Hiatal Hernai Repaire (Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication) is presently considered the standard surgical approach for treatment of severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
In fundoplication, a new valve is constructed as the upper portion of the stomach and is wrapped around the lower end of the esophagus.
Acid Reflux Treatment Options in Atlanta:
What is GERD?
WATS 3D Biopsy
Non Surgical Options For Reflux
Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication
pH Study Impedance Manometry
Laparoscopic Fundoplication & Hiatal Hernia Repair
Esophageal Treatments & Conditions
Who Needs the Laparoscopic Fundoplication & Hiatal Hernia Repair?
Typically, patients who have tried other modalitites of medical treatment and if their heartburn persists, then this procedure may be the next step.
Laparoscopic (keyhole) nissen fundoplication is an operation to relieve chronic heartburn when it cannot be controlled with medication and/or lifestyle changes.
How does the laparoscopic (keyhole) or robotic nissen fundoplication work?
This is a laparoscopic procedure, so the surgeon will make several small cuts in your belly and insert the small camera and laparoscope into the cuts.
The surgeon will then proceed to repair the hernia while inside while viewing on the monitor.
Laparoscopic Fundoplication & Hiatal Hernia Repair Success Rate?
The laparoscopic fundoplication has a 95% success rate.
Nissen Fundoplication FAQs
What are the risks associated with this procedure?
This procedure is considered to be safe and complications are rare. You’ll have a shorter recovery time and less pain with small incisions.
It’s considered “minimally invasive.”
Most (>90%) people are satisfied with their surgery and its results. But, surgery will not remove rid of all your symptoms. You may need to keep taking medication.
About 1 in 10 people will need to have surgery again.
These operations are generally pretty safe and usually don’t cause other problems. You might:
1. Have a hard time swallowing after the surgery
2. Feel bloated often, called gas bloat syndrome
3. Get an infection where you were cut
What are benefits of Laparoscopic Fundoplication and Hiatal hernia repair?
Benefits of Laparoscopic Fundoplication and Hiatal hernia repair include but are not limited to; Outpatient procedure type (meaning no hospital stay), this procedure is Gold Standard with Positive Results where 85% patients do not need Reflux medications, and small incisions.
How long does it take to recover from the Nissen Fundoplication?
You can return to performing your regular daily tasks within 2-7 days.