Nissen Fundoplication

Nissen Fundoplication

Nissen Fundoplication is surgery done on both adults and children in an attempt to control acid reflux. The larger nodual of the stomach is wrapped around the esophagus and sewn together to create tension around the esophagus in hopes that this will keep the stomach contents and in some cases the acid that's refluxing up into the throat, down in the stomach.  Most patients are often back on PPIs in a year or have too tight of a wrap making it hard for food items to pass into the stomach from the esophagus.

This procedure doesn't address the acid production which is the cause of acid reflux disease.

Also something to consider is that a baby is in its full developmental stage and everything about that baby is going to grow, including your child's organs.

An alternative to jumping into a major surgery like this is to consider the use of mediations that are VERY safe, especially for the short time your child will be on them.

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