GERD is a chronic disease where the acidic contents of the stomach get refluxed into the lower esophagus, thereby causing damage to it.
- Abdominal or chest pain
- Belching or bloating
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Nausea or vomiting
- Caused by damage or abnormalities in the barrier between the esophagus and stomach
- Abnormal relaxation in the sphincter muscles that help seal off the stomach
- Impaired expulsion of the acidic, semi-digested content from the stomach or esophagus
- Severe intestinal damage
- Severe, chronic esophageal damage
- 360° Nissen fundoplication (NF)
- Toupet fundoplication (TF)
A few incisions are made in the abdomen area, through which tiny tube shaped instruments are inserted. A laparoscope which has a tiny video camera and a powerful light source is then inserted through this incision to allow the doctor to view the procedure on a monitor. Another incision is used to insert surgical instruments in the body by which the procedure is carried out. It is performed under general anesthesia.
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