Overview of Fundoplication Surgery
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication Surgery is the Gold Standard procedure for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or in Short “GERD” worldwide.
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication Surgery is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Whenever the patient who don’t respond or recover completely with the help of medication and also if the patient can’t take medications for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.
Fundoplication is usually done with a minimally invasive (Key-hole) procedure. This Laparoscopic surgical (minimally invasive) procedure is performed through tiny incisions in your tummy. The laparoscopic surgeon wraps the top of the stomach around the lower esophageal sphincter, to tighten the muscle and prevent reflux. The wrapping of the top part of the stomach can be complete or partial.
Person who is suffering from Hiatal Hernia, which is also caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can also be operated with a minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical technique.
Why is Fundoplication Surgery required for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?
Fundoplication surgery is used to treat GERD symptoms caused by acid reflux and hiatal hernia which are not controlled or treated by the medication or if the person is not able to take medication because of side-effects.
Who is the ideal candidate for Fundoplication Surgery for GERD?
Surgery to treat GERD is rarely done on people who are ;
- Old, and have other health conditions/problems.
- Have weak squeezing motions (peristalsis) in the esophagus.
- Have unusual symptoms that might be made worse by surgery.
What are the results of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication?
Whenever fundoplication surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon, the results of GERD surgery are very excellent.
- Many studies have shown that the quality of life is significantly improved after surgery for GERD
- GERD-related symptoms reliably resolve in a high percentage of patients after surgery.
- There is no need to taking acid-suppression medications.
- Very Satisfactory results (>90%)
- Most of the patients are discharged from the hospital the next day of the surgery and return to a normal lifestyle in 2 to 4 weeks
Why Laparoscopic Surgery is better than Open Surgery?
- Open surgery: A large incision is required, which means a bigger cut, you are most likely to stay several days in the hospital and after surgery you may need 4 to 6 weeks to recover and get back to your work.
- Laparoscopic surgery: In Laparoscopic surgery very small cuts or incision(5 to 10mm) are made, you need to stay only 1 to 2 days in the hospital, and recovery time is very fast compared to open surgery. You can be back to work or normal routine activity after 2 to 3 weeks.
What are the advantages of the laparoscopic method?
Advantages of the laparoscopic surgery,
- Reduced pain
- Short hospital stay 1 to 2 days
- Quick recovery
- Very minimal scarring.
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