Laparoscopic Fundoplication Surgery in Delhi
What is a laparoscopic fundoplication?
Laparoscopic fundoplication is the current “gold standard” for treating GERD in people who do not react completely to drugs or are unable to take meds for medical reasons. Laparoscopic fundoplication is the most commonly performed antireflux procedure. Laparoscopic procedures are carried out via very small incisions while the surgeon monitors the procedure on a video display. The top of the stomach (the fundus – thus the word fundoplication) is wrapped around the bottom of the esophagus during surgery. A fundoplication is sometimes known as a ‘wrap.’ As a result, unlike drugs, surgery may cure GERD.
What is the result of a laparoscopic fundoplication?
- GERD surgery has good outcomes when done by a skilled surgeon.
- Living with uncontrolled GERD symptoms may have a negative impact on a patient’s quality of life. Studies suggest that following GERD surgery, patients’ quality of life improves significantly. GERD-related symptoms consistently subside in a large majority of patients after surgery.
- The majority of patients are able to discontinue their acid-suppression medications.
- The majority of patients (>90 percent) are pleased with the outcome of their procedure.
- The majority of patients are discharged from the hospital the morning following their procedure and may resume their regular activities in 2-4 weeks.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are uncommon, however in most instances, they fade with time. After a fundoplication, abdominal bloating can occur. Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) is another adverse effect that, in most individuals, improves with time if food is chewed sufficiently.