a leader in therapeutic interventions for sphincter-related diseases, announced today the release of new data from a 415 patient, multi-institutional study, comparing magnetic sphincter augmentation to laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
(LNF) for control of reflux.
Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
is the most common surgical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The patient had undergone a Nissen Fundoplication
for what was presumed to be intractable GERD.
After LINX surgery, patients usually are able to return to a regular diet in just three to four weeks - compared to eight to 12 weeks following another surgical approach known as Nissen fundoplication
, according to Dr.
At only one month old, Riley settled into Children's Memorial Hospital (now Lurie's Children's Hospital in Chicago) for 12 long weeks of testing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; surgery to insert a tracheostomy and a gastrostomy ('g-tube') for feeding; and a procedure called a Nissen Fundoplication
to reduce reflux into Riley's esophagus.
Endoscopic and radiologic investigations revealed a dilated esophagus, an associated tracheal compression, and a paraesophageal hernia secondary to a slipped Nissen fundoplication
Risk factors for complications of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
A 60 year old man with a muscular habitus and a remote history of reflux treated with an open Nissen Fundoplication
20 years prior, presented with an asymptomatic type IV paraoesophageal hernia (Figure 1A).
Tracy Lowery, performed a laparascopic Nissen fundoplication
, usually referred to as "stomach-wrap surgery" on Velisa at Gadsden Regional on September 26, 2000.
28) A history of prior gastrostomy or Nissen fundoplication
and gastrostomy was also noted for all patients.
A LAPAROSCOPIC NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION
PERFORMED TO RELIEVE HER ACID REFLUX CONDITION.
She had recently undergone a Nissen fundoplication
procedure, and was admitted for poor oral intake with a one-week history of nausea, vomiting, and headaches, as well as dizziness and blurred vision.