Nissen’s fundoplication

A Nissen’s fundoplication is an operation used to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux. It uses the top of the stomach to strengthen the sphincter so it is less likely to allow food, drink or acid to travel back into the foodpipe.

Often a gastrostomy is created during the same operation. A gastrostomy is an opening through the abdominal wall into the stomach.

A feeding device is inserted through this opening, which allows your child to be fed directly into their stomach, bypassing the mouth and throat.

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