"Anti-reflux surgery is a treatment for (Heart burn) acid reflux, also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD is a condition in which food or stomach acid return up from your stomach into the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube from your mouth to the stomach."

Heart burn is frequently used to portray a variety of digestive issues, in medicinal terms, it is actually a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux illness. In this condition, stomach acids reflux or “back up” from the stomach into the esophagus. Heartburn is depicted as a critical, burning sensation in the area in the middle of your ribs or just underneath your neck. The inclination may emanate through the mid-section and into the throat and neck. Numerous individuals in the United States encounter this uncomfortable, burning sensation at least once per month. Different side effects might also incorporate vomiting or spewing forth, difficulty in swallowing and chronic coughing or wheezing.

A great many people with mild GERD can effectively control their symptoms through way of lifestyle changes or medical treatment. For patients who experience insufficient symptom control, extreme regurgitation or side effects from medications, surgical procedure may be suitable option for them.

Surgery is exceptionally viable in treating GERD. The most regularly performed operation for GERD is known as a fundoplication. A fundoplication includes settling your hiatal hernia, if present, and wrapping the top some portion of the stomach around the end of the throat to strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter, and this recreate the “one-way valve” that is intended to prevent heartburn. This should be possible utilizing a single long incision on the upper abdomen, or more normally by minimally obtrusive methods utilizing a few little incisions, called laparoscopic surgery.

The objective of a fundoplication is to restore the normal functions of the gastroesophageal junction by wrapping the upper portion of the stomach (the fundus) around the esophagus either partially (e.g., Hill, Toupet and Dor methods) or absolutely (e.g., Nissen) so as to:
• Decrease a hiatal hernia (if present) by repairing the extended opening of the diaphragm and guaranteeing the stomach and esophagus are legitimately underneath the stomach.

• Restore the edge at which the esophagus enters the stomach
• Build the pressure of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) to prevent reflux and recreate a restricted valve.

Despite the fact that laparoscopic anti reflux surgery has numerous advantages, it may not be appropriate for a few patients. You need to obtain a thorough medical assessment by a specialist qualified in laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery in consultation with your primary care physician or Gastroenterologist to see whether the procedure is suitable for you.

Procedure of Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery

  • Laparoscopic anti reflux surgery (generally alluded to as Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication) includes reinforcing the “valve” between the esophagus and the stomach by wrapping the upper portion of the stomach around the least portion of the esophagus.
  • In a laparoscopic technique, specialists utilize little cuts (1/4 to 1/2 inch) to enter the abdomen through trocars (narrow tube-like instruments). Carbon dioxide gas is utilized to briefly grow the   stomach area, giving the specialist space to see and work.
  • The laparoscope, which is joined with a minor camcorder, is embedded through the small incision, giving the specialist an amplified perspective of the patient’s internal organs on a TV screen.
  • The whole operation is performed “inside” utilizing narrow instruments that are gone through the trocar.


After Surgery

  • Majority of people who have laparoscopic surgery can leave the hospital or care center inside of 1 to 3 days after the surgery. You may require a hospital stay of 2 to 6 days in the event that you have open surgery.
  • Patients are urged to take part in light activities while at home after surgery, and ought to keep away from truly difficult work or strenuous movement for a brief timeframe which will be determined by your surgeon.
  • Post-surgery pain is normally mild however few patients may require prescribed pain killers for a brief timeframe.
  • Anti reflux medicine is normally not required after surgery.
  • Most surgeons temporarily modify patient’s eating routine after surgery starting with fluids followed diet by steady progress to strong food. You ought to get some information about dietary restrictions quickly after the operation.
  • You will presumably be able to return to your typical routine within a short measure of time. These routine incorporate showering, driving, strolling up stairs, lifting, working and participating in sex.
  • Call and schedule a subsequent appointment within 2 weeks after your operation.

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