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How is a fundoplication done

How is a fundoplication done?

Herein, How is a fundoplication done?

A fundoplication is usually done using laparoscopic techniques. This involves small incisions that allow the surgeon to look inside the abdomen with a small flexible camera and perform the surgery. There are different types of fundoplication surgery.

What to expect after Nissen fundoplication surgery?

Postoperative Care after Nissen Fundoplication. Patients who have undergone the laparoscopic procedure recover faster and experience less pain at the incision site. Sometimes the pain can be relieved with an over-the-counter remedy, such as Tylenol®. The average hospital stay is 2 to 3 days, but many patients go home the next day.

Is fundoplication covered by Medicare?

Be aware that Medicare Noridian has stated that the procedure known as “transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF)” is considered unproven and not medically necessary. Therefore, it will not be covered. The current laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is covered.

Can You vomit after fundoplication?

Vomiting is sometimes impossible or, if not, very painful after a fundoplication, with the likelihood of this complication typically decreasing in the months after surgery.