Fundoplication is surgery to wrap upper stomach around the lower esophagus. It reduces the amount of acid that enters the esophagus from the stomach.
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The surgery is most often done for the following reasons:
- Eliminate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms that are not relieved by medication
- Reduce acid reflux that is contributing to asthma symptoms
- Repair a hiatal hernia, which may be responsible for making GERD symptoms worse
- Reduce of serious, long-term complications resulting from too much acid in the esophagus
Last reviewedDecember 2013by Marcin Chwistek, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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