Lindsay K. Hessler, M.D., is a Board Certified surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy offers a top rated team of surgeons, dedicated to advanced treatments of common and complex foot and ankle disorders.
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Fundoplication is a procedure that may be performed to treat GERD or repair a hiatal hernia.
The expert surgeons at The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offer patients Nissen fundoplication to treat gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). This technique may be performed as a minimally invasive procedure for patients.
Nissen fundoplication is surgical procedure used to treat gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a chronic condition in which the stomach’s liquid contents back up into the esophagus (the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach). These stomach acids and bile salts can irritate and damage the delicate lining of the esophagus and cause heartburn and other symptoms of discomfort.
During Nissen fundoplication, a portion of the upper stomach is wrapped around the lower esophagus and sewn in place. This strengthens the valve between the esophagus and stomach known as the lower esophageal sphincter and may help keep acid from backing up into the esophagus as easily.
Nissen fundoplication is often performed as a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. Consult with your surgeons in The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy to see if you should consider Nissen fundoplication.
Patients with GERD may be candidates for Nissen fundoplication. Surgeons at The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy will evaluate your risks and medical history to determine if Nissen fundoplication is a suitable treatment option. In addition, our surgeons also will determine if a minimally invasive laparoscopic approach is the best treatment option for your particular condition.
The surgeons of The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, perform minimally invasive surgical procedures that can help reduce hospital stays and minimize surgical scarring. Our doctors provide treatment options for colon resection, gallbladder conditions and gallstones, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn and hiatal hernia, hernia and adrenal tumors.
Dr. Nora Meenaghan utilizes minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat conditions including gallstones, hernia, colon cancer and GERD.
Krista had robotic gallbladder surgery after learning she had gallbladder disease.