Anti Reflux Surgery or Fundoplication
Anti-reflux surgery or fundoplication is a condition in which gastric acid comes back up from the stomach into the oesophagus. In this procedure, the surgeon wraps the upper part of the stomach around the lower part of the oesophagus (food pipe) to create a valve-like mechanism at the gastroesophageal junction. The surgery is done using general anaesthesia, and it takes about 2 to 3 hours to perform the surgery.
What Symptoms Should I Watch Out For?
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.