Traditional Anti-Reflux Surgery: Fundoplication
Fundoplication surgery involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the outside of the oesophagus at the lower esophageal sphincter (LOS) to help prevent reflux.
- Reduced symptoms of heartburn, reflux and bloating
- May heal damage to the oesophagus
- May end dependence on medication
- Difficulty swallowing
- Inability to belch or vomit when needed
- Permanently alters the stomach anatomy
- Typically requires hospital stay of 1-3 days
- Symptoms may return over time
- Requires a modified diet for several weeks
- May limit activity for 2-3 weeks
- Risks related to surgery and anesthesia
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