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What to Expect: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Part of what makes our esophagus care special is our team approach. Dedicated esophagus experts work alongside our renowned surgeons, delivering your treatment with a level of efficiency and precision that can only be found among the country’s most elite programs.
If laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is right for you, here’s what to expect:
We give you general anesthesia, meaning you are asleep and not able to feel any sensation during your procedure.
Your surgeons start by making up to five two-centimeter incisions above your belly button.
We fill your abdomen with carbon dioxide gas, which makes it easier for us to move surgical instruments around and gives us a clear view of the surgical area.
We access your esophagus through the incisions and carry out your procedure with a video camera and specialized instruments.
We grabbing the upper part of your stomach (fundus) and wrap it around the lower end of your esophagus, much the way a bun wraps around a hot dog.
We secure the stomach tissue around your esophagus using surgical stitches (sutures).
You can expect to stay in the hospital overnight.
You may need to eat a diet of soft foods while your esophagus heals. Our GI Nutrition Services experts will help you find the right foods to eat.