Nissen Fundoplication Offered at Mercy

The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

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.

What is Nissen Fundoplication?

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.

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How is Nissen Fundoplication performed?

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.

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Who should receive 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.