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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At Tampa Bay Reflux Center, our reflux surgeons are subspecialized in minimally invasive surgeries for chronic acid reflux and GERD and one of their most popular surgeries is the Lap Nissen Fundoplication. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. Read on to discover what a Lap Nissen Fundoplication is, how it works, and whether it’s the right surgery for you!