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Nissen Fundoplication

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Patients who suffer from severe heartburn associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can obtain substantial (and often complete) relief from their symptoms via a laparoscopic surgical procedure known as Nissen fundoplication. Named for the first doctor who performed the procedure nearly 60 years ago, this surgery is also a primary means of treating hiatal hernia. It involves wrapping the upper portion of the stomach around the bottom part of the esophagus and securing it in place with sutures so as to provide greater strength and reinforcement to the lower esophageal sphincter, which is a valve that keeps stomach acids from washing back up into the esophagus.

Our surgeons have performed many Nissen fundoplication procedures with excellent results over the last several decades, and they welcome the opportunity to help those whose GERD symptoms have not been sufficiently reduced through medications to obtain long-term, maximum relief via this surgery. Our surgeons will fully explain the risks and benefits associated with this form of treatment. They encourage primary care physicians to refer their patients to Carrollwood Surgical Associates for a consultation when GERD symptoms are impacting a person’s way of life and/or contributing to the pre-cancerous condition known as Barrett’s esophagus. Please contact us at 813.933.3324 or fill out an appointment request form online.