Fundoplication is surgery to wrap upper stomach around the lower esophagus. It reduces the amount of acid that enters the esophagus from the stomach.

Fundoplication
Fundoplication
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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