Laparoscopic Fundoplication for GERD (Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease).


A laparoscopic Fundoplication is performed in order to improve or prevent the symptoms that occur when acid from the stomach washes up into the esophagus. It is a surgical procedure in which the fundus of the stomach is used to wrap around the lower esophagus, which forms a “valve” between the esophagus and the stomach in order to prevent reflux of gastric acid and fluid into the esophagus. In addition the esophageal hiatus is narrowed with stitches and any hiatal hernia is repaired. The most commonly performed Fundoplication is the Nissen Fundoplication that is a complete wrap of the stomach around the esophagus.

Other Minimally Invasive Surgery