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Fundoplication for GERD Treatment & Hiatal Hernia Surgery

What is GERD?

GERD stands for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Normally food passes from Oesophagus to stomach and it is prevented from coming back to oesophagus by a constriction at Gastroesophageal ( GE ) junction. If for some reason this GE junction gets incompetent the food regurgitates into the oesophagus and the disorder is called GERD

What is Hiatal Hernia / Hiatus Hernia / Stomach Hernia?

Normally stomach is situated inside the abdomen while the oesophagus is inside the thorax ( chest cavity ). In some cases upper part of stomach is pushed into the thorax, the condition is called a Stomach / Hiatal / Hiatus Hernia, which has symptoms same as GERD

What are GERD / Hiatal hernia symptoms?

Heart Burn, regurgitation of bitter fluid into throat & difficulty in swallowing

What are the complications of GERD?

Ulceration & narrowing ( stricture ) at the lower end of oesophagus. Also a premalignant condition in the long run

Heart Burn, regurgitation of bitter fluid into throat & difficulty in swallowing

What is the treatment of GERD & period of recovery?

Medical treatment with drugs in early cases and Surgery (Laparoscopic Nissan Fundoplication & / Hiatal Repair) in late stages. Operative Recovery time is 3-5 days

How is Laparoscopic Fundoplication Surgery performed ( Surgical Procedure )?

It is performed under general anaesthesia making small key holes in the abdomen through which the telescope and thin & long instruments are introduced and surgery is performed by seeing inside of the abdomen on a TV monitor

What are different types of Fundoplication Surgery?

  • Nissen Fundoplication ( Nissen Surgery )
  • Toupet Fundoplication
  • Doars Fundoplication

What is the surgical treatment of hiatal hernia?

It is Nissen Fundoplication for smaller hernia and repair of hiatal defect by sutures or prosthetic material in cases of large hiatal hernias

What is the cost of surgery?

The surgical package costs between Rs 70,000 and 1,00,000 in a private hospital in Delhi ( India ) depending upon the type of room