How long does it take to recover from a fundoplication?
After laparoscopic surgery, most people can go back to work or their normal routine in about 2 to 3 weeks, depending on their work. After open surgery, you may need 4 to 6 weeks to get back to your normal routine. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover.
Can Gerd return after fundoplication?
Recurrence or persistence of reflux symptoms (i.e., heartburn and regurgitation) and postoperative persistent dysphagia are the most common indicators for failure of Nissen fundoplication. Recurrent or persistent reflux symptoms and/or dysphagia occur in about 8% of patients after Nissen fundoplication.
What to expect after Nissen fundoplication?
Nissen Fundoplication: What to Expect at Home. Your Recovery. You may be sore and have some pain in your belly for several weeks after surgery. If you had laparoscopic surgery, you also may have pain near your shoulder for a day or two after surgery. It may be hard for you to swallow for up to 6 weeks after the surgery.
What are some long-term effects of Nissen fundoplication?
continued difficulty swallowing where you cannot swallow most foods normally
Can I have a repeat Nissen fundoplication?
Repeat surgery. Nissen fundoplication may stop working properly in some cases after a few months or years because the valve weakens and then some of the symptoms of GOR return. In this case, antireflux medicines may be effective but if the reflux is severe, the operation needs to be repeated.
How long does a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication last?
The average length of stay for inpatients undergoing laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication is two to three days. At the surgery center in Harrisburg, Pa, the postoperative length of stay is approximately three hours. The incidence of recurrent heartburn is less than 2% and does not appear to be clinically significant.