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Complications Associated with Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
As with any procedure, it's possible for complications to happen. However, this is uncommon. As nationally recognized experts, our Esophagus Center physicians work closely with leaders from our Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Center to help you avoid complications.
Possible complications associated with laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication include:
Bleeding at the surgical site
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) because your stomach is wrapped too high on your esophagus or wrapped too tightly
Infection in your abdomen (peritonitis)
Unintentional slipping of the wrapped portion of your stomach, meaning your lower esophageal sphincter is no longer supported
Unintentional puncture (perforation) or tearing in the lining of your esophagus