Fundoplication Surgery for GERD
Fundoplication, is a surgical procedure to treat gastrointestinal conditions such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disorder). GERD is a chronic backup of the stomach acid from stomach back into the oesophagus(food pipe)
GERD can affect the muscles which help to move down the food you eat. It also damages the sphincter that closes the opening between the oesophagus & stomach. The surgery of Fundoplication helps to create pressure on lower part of oesophagus thus preventing food & acid from going back from the stomach into the food pipe.
During Laparoscopic fundoplication, the surgeon uses a long & thin surgical tool called laparoscope, which has a camera attached to it. This allows the surgeon to make small incisions, better precision & results faster recovery for the patient. For a fundoplication, the uppermost part of the stomach, called the fundus is taken, and gently wraped and sutured around the lower esophageal sphincter thus increasing the pressure at the lower end of esophagus and making acid reflux less likely.
There are a few different types of fundoplication, based on how many degrees the fundus wraps around the esophageal sphincter.
Nissen 360-degree wrap.
Toupet 270-degree posterior wrap.
Watson anterior 180-degree wrap.
Fundoplication treatment is not a replacement for other ways to control GERD, such as making dietary and lifestyle changes. In fact, doctors usually reserve this procedure for people who do not get symptom relief with less invasive treatments.
What to expect after the surgery?
Most people are satisfied with laparoscopic surgery. This surgery won't get rid of all the symptoms but medications after surgery will help you with the remaining symptoms. This surgery is safe & it usually doesn't cause any other problem after the surgery.
- Feel hard swallowing food
- Feel bloated or called gas bloat
- During the recovery period, it is important to work with a doctor or dietitian to ensure that the diet contains enough nutrients.
- You will need to follow a special diet after fundoplication, as the stomach needs time to heal
This is one of the best procedures performed at Infinity Gastro Plus by Dr. Ronak Malani (Best Gastroenterologist in Surat). This surgery has good long-term results At Infinity Gastro Plus, you will get the proper consultation of our doctors before the surgery to get you the best results.
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