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Nissen's fundoplication

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This is a combination of Collis gastroplasty and Nissen fundoplication. The Nissen fundoplication is a surgical procedure commonly carried out for treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux. This is done by creating a new valve at the lower end of the oesophagus by wrapping the top of the stomach around the oesophagus to keep stomach acid from flowing back up the oesophagus. It was traditionally performed as an open surgery procedure but is now performed laparoscopically.

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