What is Esophagogastric Fundoplasty?
Known as: Fundoplication, fundoplication procedure. A therapeutic surgical procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatus hernia.
What kind of anesthesia is used for fundoplication?
General endotracheal anesthesia will be used. As in all laparoscopic procedures, adequate muscle relaxation is essential for establishment of pneumoperitoneum and exposure. A nasogastric or orogastric tube is often placed to assist in decompression of the stomach during the procedure.
Can you eat normally after fundoplication?
Drink fluids with meals to keep foods moist. Have plenty of gravy/sauce • Avoid eating for 2 hours before going to bed. Sleep propped up with an extra pillow. You should be able to progress to a soft-normal diet 4 – 6 weeks after surgery.
What is fundoplication surgery?
Fundoplication is a surgery used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by strengthening the barrier to acid reflux when the sphincter does not function normally. Fundoplication is the standard surgical method for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
What is fundfundoplication surgery used for?
Fundoplication surgery is most often used to treat GERD symptoms that are likely to be caused in part by a hiatal hernia and that have not been well controlled by medicines. The surgery may also be used for some people who do not have a hiatal hernia.
Is laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication right for You?
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is currently the ‘gold-standard’ for treating GERD in patients who don’t respond completely to medications or can’t take medications for another reason. Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is the most commonly performed antireflux procedure.
What is the best way to do fundoplication?
Fundoplication may be done using a large incision (laparotomy in the abdomen or thoracotomy in the chest) or a laparoscope, which requires only several small punctures in the abdomen. The advantage of the laparoscopic method is a speedier recovery and less post-operative pain. What are alternatives to fundoplication?