Surgery for GERD is referred to as “anti-reflux surgery” and typically involves a procedure called a fundoplication, during which the lower esophageal sphincter is reinforced by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the bottom of the esophagus. The most common type of fundoplication is the Lap Nissen procedure, and it’s what we’ll be giving you the break-down on today.
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Choosing which anti-reflux surgery is best for you can be difficult, and where these procedures vary the most significantly is in other areas like the pros, cons, recovery details, and cost. Here’s the breakdown for Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication: