Fundoplication or anti-reflux surgery, is often used to reduce acid reflux symptoms. A fundoplication involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the esophagus and sewing it into place. The area sewn creates a narrow passage that serves as an anti-reflux valve.
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Multiple types of fundoplication procedures exist:
- Nissen fundoplication wraps a portion of the upper stomach entirely around the esophagus to create an anti-reflux valve.
- Dor and Toupet fundoplication are known as partial fundoplications. In these procedures, the stomach is wrapped ½ to ¾ of the way around the esophagus to create an anti-reflux valve.