Treatments Related to Nissen Fundoplication
Nissen fundoplication is a surgical procedure that involves wrapping the upper stomach around the lower esophagus to reinforce the lower esophagus sphincter (LES). This surgical procedure is often referred to as anti-reflux (GERD) surgery because treating the LES can restrict gastric acid from damaging the inner lining of the esophagus.
Related treatments of Nissen fundoplication are laparoscopic surgery, medications (metoclopramide), antacids, making diet changes, and a new ring device that wraps around the LES to tighten this region. Other treatment options of Nissen fundoplication are to reduce risk factors such as quitting smoking, eating smaller meals, avoid eating before going to sleep, and sleeping with the head of the bed elevated.
Doctors at Florida Hospital are available to discuss if Nissen fundoplication surgery and other treatment options may resolve GERD or acid reflux. Contact us today.