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Gastroesophageal reflux - series—Procedure, part 2

Procedure, part 2

Overview

There are a number of different types of fundoplication procedures, which all involve wrapping a part of the upper stomach around the esophagus and re-creating the lower esophageal sphincter. The most commonly performed fundoplication procedure is called Nissen's fundoplication. Fundoplication generally has excellent results, and cures reflux disease without the need for life-long anti-acid medications.

Update Date 1/28/2016

Updated by: Subodh K. Lal, MD, gastroenterologist with Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia, Austell, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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