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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.

Review Date 10/23/2017

Updated by: Michael M. Phillips, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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