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Anti Reflux Surgery or Fundoplication

An Overview


Anti-reflux surgery or fundoplication is a condition in which the stomach acid comes back up from the stomach into the oesophagus.

In this procedure, the surgeon puts together the top part of the oesophagus called the fundus (the uppermost part of the oesophagus that ends at the stomach) with the stomach using a long band of muscle called the gastroesophageal junction. The surgery is done using general anaesthesia, and it takes about 2 to 3 hours to perform the surgery.


Risk Factors

When you suffer from reflux, it can seem like nothing will ever be good enough to cure the symptoms. The anti-reflux surgery is a way for many to live normal lives without the need for taking medications. This surgery also provides relief from other issues with digestion, such as the inability to sleep and heartburn. There are certain risks that come with this type of procedure, but there is also a huge benefit in having it done if you have been suffering from reflux.

Probable Treatment

There are 3 types of treatment for anti-reflux surgery: medical treatment, drugs and surgery.

Medical treatment

It can be done for patients who have had GERD for a long time. It usually involves taking medicines that relax the stomach muscles, reduce acid production, decrease how much stomach acid enters the oesophagus, and protect the lining of the oesophagus.

Surgical treatment

It is available for people who have moderate to severe symptoms that do not get better. Surgery is also an option for people who have complications from GERD.

Why it’s done?

Anti-reflux surgery is a surgical procedure that prevents reflux by placing a permanent stent in the oesophagus. The routine procedure is performed to open up the previously closed lower oesophagal sphincter and prevent acid buildup in the stomach. The Savaikar Hospital is best known for its effective treatments. This can help people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or chronic heartburn

What to expect?

The procedure usually takes less than two hours and you will be able to go home after the surgery is over. You will need someone to drive you home because there may be some discomfort, but it shouldn't be anything that you can't handle. The professional doctors in the Savaikar Hospital can help diagnose your problem and recommend possible treatments at affordable prices. The auxiliary staff of the hospital is cordial and sensitive to your needs.