A video and animated overview of a laparoscopic surgical technique used in the treatment of GERD.
This video from the University of Minnesota Medical Center — Fairview explores the use of Nissen Fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Nissen fundoplication is a laparoscopic surgical technique during which the surgeon “improves the natural barrier between the stomach and the esophagus by wrapping a part of the stomach known as the gastric fundus around the lower esophagus. This prevents the flow of acids from the stomach into the esophagus, and strengthens the valve between the esophagus and stomach, which stops acid from backing up into the esophagus as easily. This procedure is often done using a laparoscopic surgical technique. It can also be done as traditional (open) surgery.”