Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and related conditions. Named after its developer, Dr. Rudolph Nissen, this surgical technique aims to reinforce the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and prevent the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus.
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Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication is recommended for patients with chronic GERD that does not respond adequately to lifestyle modifications or medical management. Common symptoms include heartburn, regurgitation, and difficulty swallowing.