What does fundoplication look like?
Fundoplication appears as a gastric fundal defect that surrounds the distal esophagus locates below the diaphragm and no more than 2 cm in length. There should be proper esophageal emptying and no gastric reflux.
Is a Nissen fundoplication major surgery?
Like any major surgery, fundoplication also has a risk for complications that are usually treatable or transient. Some common complications are: Bleeding. Infection.
Does Nissen fundoplication make your stomach smaller?
The cramping and bloating usually go away in 2 to 3 months, but you may continue to pass more gas for a long time. Because the surgery makes your stomach a little smaller, you may get full more quickly when you eat. In 2 to 3 months, the stomach adjusts. You will be able to eat your usual amounts of food.
Can fundoplication come undone?
It is rare for the fundoplication to become completely undo. Often, over time it can become less effective, however. This is usually due to stretching of the wrap over time, making it less effective. Development of a hiatial hernia can also lessen the effectiveness of the wrap.
How long are you in the hospital after Nissen fundoplication?
After open surgery, you may need 4 to 6 weeks to get back to work or your normal routine. If the laparoscopic method is used, you will most likely be in the hospital for only 2 to 3 days. A general anesthetic is used. You will have less pain after surgery, because there is no large incision to heal.
Do people lose weight after Nissen fundoplication?
Nissen gastric fundoplication used in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease induces a small but significant weight loss.
Do you lose weight after Nissen fundoplication?
Nissen procedure is associated with some weight loss but not enough when compared to gastric sleeve surgery or gastric bypass procedure. Neumayer et al published a study in 2005 in Surgical Endoscopy showing significant weight loss after Nissen fundoplication.
How long does pain last after Nissen?
Discomfort – A dull shoulder & neck ache and abdominal soreness and are the most common immediate problems after waking up. The shoulder ache usually lasts a day or two but can sometimes linger for weeks.