Laparoscopic Fundoplication is one of the most common surgical procedures which are performed to treat the Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when it is diagnosed in the severe condition. The surgeon will treat the patient from outside with the help of some specialized tools along with the camera attached to the thin tube.
What is Gastroesophageal reflux disease?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is shortly termed as GERD, is a condition that occurs due to the overproduction of acid in the stomach. It may also occur due to the mechanical dysfunction around the lower area of Lower Oesophageal Sphincter (LES).
How to perform the Laparoscopic Fundoplication?
In the beginning, as usual, you will be provided with general anesthesia. As this a laparoscopic method, only a few small incisions are made around the abdominal region. The thin tube is attached with the tiny little camera with which the surgeon can take a look inside the body. In this process, the valve located between the esophagus and lower oesophageal sphincter will be strengthened. It would prevent the backflow of acid into the esophagus and heals the heartburn due to the GERD. The heartburn due to this Gastroesophageal reflux disease would be treated successfully.
How to prepare for Laparoscopic Fundoplication?
It would be lot better if you start to prepare for this surgery before a week. Keep yourself packed with necessary things. As the doctor suggested, you may need to clean up your bowel. They will give to enema, a liquid drug which through the rectum to empty your bowel. Avoid eating or drinking before your surgery. Make sure that you had emptied your bowel before the beginning of the procedure. Liquid medicines will be given through your vein with the help of Intravenous tube.
What is the expected outcome from this Laparoscopic Fundoplication?
Unlike open surgery, the patient who is treated by the laparoscopic method needs to stay in the hospital for a short period, such as two or three days. Depends on the person’s nature of work, he or she can return to their healthy routine life within two or three weeks.
As concerned with the post-operational lifestyle, the person may need to change their eating habit. The person should consume only soft foods until the healing time of the surgery. The sweet food is preferred as you can chew the food thoroughly and slowly, and it can easily pass through the esophagus tube.