A Nissen fundoplication is a surgery to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). During the procedure, a surgeon creates a sphincter (tightening muscle) at the bottom of the esophagus to prevent acid reflux. Most people notice a significant decrease in acid reflux symptoms after the surgery.
GERD (chronic acid reflux) is a digestive system disorder that affects the esophagus. If you have GERD, your stomach acid and contents persistently flow back up through your esophagus.
Surgeons perform two types of Nissen fundoplication surgery :
Before Nissen fundoplication surgery, your surgeon may order tests to examine your stomach and esophagus.
Healthcare providers use these tests to assess any narrowing in your esophagus. They may also order these tests to look for a hiatal hernia. In this condition, the top of the stomach bulges into the esophagus. Hiatal hernias can worsen GERD symptoms.
Dr Taher Abbas Mithi is a vastly Experienced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon Practising in South Mumbai since 1986. He has done his complete medical studies from Grant Medical College and JJ Group Of Hospitals, Mumbai University.Read More
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