All surgical procedures involve certain complications and risk factors. Therefore, patients must understand what surgical risks and complications are possible in order to make an informed decision. Side effects of Nissen fundoplication surgery may include breathing ailments (pneumonia), damage or injury to internal tissue, membranes, muscles, and/or organs, and pain.
The most common side effects involving the Nissen fundoplication include:
- Dysphagia (swallowing issues accompanied with pain)
- Gas bloating
Being knowledgeable about side effects of Nissen fundoplication can help patients determine if this surgical procedure is worth the risk. Doctors at Florida Hospital are specialized in digestive disorders that require Nissen fundoplication surgery and can address any concerns regarding potential side effects and complications following this type of surgery.