Fundoplication has been shown to be effective in preventing reflux. Patients who undergo the fundoplication procedure usually spend 24 hours in the hospital and are back to work within a week.

In laparoscopic fundoplication, the minimally invasive version of fundoplication, your surgeon will make four or five small incisions in your abdomen and then insert a thin, lighted tube called a laparoscope, along with surgical instruments. Laparoscopic fundoplication reduces scarring, pain and recovery time associated with more invasive methods.

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