Best Doctors in India for Nissen fundoplication

Dr. Sanjiv Saigal

Dr. Sanjiv Saigal

Gastroenterologist | Principal Director & Head – Liver Transplant and Biliary Sciences, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy; BLK Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Vivek Raj

Dr. Vivek Raj

Gastroenterologist | Principal Director & HOD – Gastroenterology & Hepatology; BLK Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Yogesh Batra

Dr. Yogesh Batra

Medical Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist | Senior Consultant – Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department; Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi & Noida | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Best Hospitals in India for Nissen fundoplication

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital

Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon | One of the top Super-Specialty Hospitals, Artemis Hospital is often counted among the top 10 Hospitals in India. Artemis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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FMRI Gurgaon

Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Fortis is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Fortis serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Apollo serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital

Jaypee Hospital, Noida | Jaypee Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Delhi NCR | Jaypee has good medical team for specialties like Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Manipal-Hospital

Manipal Hospital

Manipal Hospital is a new and fast growing hospitals in Delhi NCR | Manipal has good medical team for specialties like Oncology, Cardiology and CTVS, Orthopedics etc | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Max Hospital, Saket

Max Super Specialty Hospital

Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | India’s premier Super Specialty Hospital, Max New Delhi is specialized in all general and advanced medical interventions. Max serves patients from across the world | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity

Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon | Founded by world-renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. Naresh Trehan, Medanta has developed to one of the most reputed super-specialty hospitals in India. Medanta today serves patients from across the world for all major ailments | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Narayana-Superspeciality-Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital

Narayana Superspeciality Hospital is a world-class medical facility which caters to healthcare needs of NCR region. Equipped with world-class medical equipment and infrastructure, it ensures patients of providing a wide range of treatment.

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psri hospital

PSRI Hospital

Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute is a multi-specialty hospital which is well-known nationally and internationally. PSRI hospital is famous for its ambience, quality of care as well as high-level patient satisfaction.

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W-Pratiksha-Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital

W Pratiksha Hospital is a multi-specialty hospital, excels in IVF, oncology, orthopedics, gynecology, dermatology & maternity. Equipped with cutting edge techinology, experienced & dedicated doctors, it is known to offer highest healthcare standard.

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Nissen Fundoplication

Nissen fundoplication referred to as Lap Nissen, is a surgery performed on patients suffering from Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This procedure is minimally invasive and it is meant to restore the functions of your lower esophageal sphincter, the valve between the esophagus and your stomach by wrapping the stomach around the esophagus.

It further helps to prevent the reflux of the acid and bile from the stomach into the esophagus.

Purpose

Patients suffering from GERD can usually control it with medication. However, if medications are not helping or if one wish to avoid their long-term use, then the patient can go for multiple surgeries. Nissen fundoplication is the most common surgery performed on GERD patients. This illness causes heartburn, regurgitation and dysphagia. Patients who have a good response to antacid therapy and also have a positive esophageal pH assessment are usually recommended this surgery.

Preparation

Before you go through this surgery, several investigations are necessary, which includes an upper endoscope and a barium swallow x-ray. This is important for assessing any narrowing in the esophagus as well as to look for any hiatal hernia, as it can worsen your reflux disease.

Other investigations can include esophageal manometry, done to measure the pressures generated within the esophagus with swallowing. In this test, a small thin catheter is passed through the nose down the esophagus. The catheter then measures pressures at multiple points within the esophagus. After this, you will swallow small gulps of water to initiate muscle movement within the esophagus known as peristalsis. This should continue down the esophagus in a coordinated fashion and will generate adequate pressure so that the water can pass into the stomach. It will also study the pressures within the lower esophageal sphincter. This test is important as it provides information on the lower esophageal sphincter tone as well as esophageal function.

It is also important to note that few conditions within the esophagus can mimic reflux disease. However, but they are treated in a completely different way.

Procedure

The surgeon will first wrap the top of your stomach around your lower esophageal sphincter, as this will tighten the muscle and prevent reflux. Usually, fundoplication is performed as a minimally invasive procedure. The wrapping of the top part of your stomach may be partial or complete.

The entire procedure should not take more than 2-3 hours. You may need to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days and you will be able to return to your normal activities in less than a month.

After the Procedure

For around 14 days, following a few dietary restrictions as advised is necessary. After about one month, the patients can stop taking all their medications. They can also take meals during late hours and lie flat in the bed, which they could not do prior to the surgery.

Risks and complications

Nissen fundoplication is known to be quite safe as well as effective and it has a mortality rate of less than 1%. According to studies, nearly 90 percent of patients, who went through the procedure is still free of any symptoms after ten years.

In few cases, there might be some complications, which can include “gas bloat syndrome”, dysphagia (trouble swallowing), dumping syndrome, excessive scarring, vagus nerve injury and in rare cases achalasia.

The fundoplication can also become undone over time in around 5–10% of cases, which can lead symptoms to reoccur. If a repeat surgery is required, the surgeon might consider using Marlex or any such artificial mesh for strengthening the connection. Postoperative irritable bowel syndrome is also possible and it might last for around two weeks.

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