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UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders

Conditions and Treatments

Esophageal Conditions and Treatments

Esophageal Treatments

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

A laparoscopic fundoplication is done in patients who are being treated for reflux disease or GERD, Barrett's esophagus or for correction of a paraesophageal hernia. The surgery is done through the abdomen. Five small incisions 5 mm a piece are placed on the abdominal wall. A small camera is placed through one of the incisions and surgical instruments are placed through the other four. The stomach is wrapped around the bottom of the esophagus. This will create a new valve between the esophagus and stomach to prevent reflux from occurring.

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