Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
A Nissen fundoplication is a type of fundoplication during which the surgeon wraps the upper part of the stomach (fundus) around the lower esophagus to create an antireflux valve. This will allow food and drink to go down into the stomach but prevents stomach contents from flowing back up into the esophagus.
- Chronic cough, hoarseness or asthma
Fundoplication surgery is usually only considered after patients fail treatment with medications.