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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Surgery


At Mercy Medical Center Redding, da Vinci Nissen Fundoplication is a surgical procedure used to treat severe Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), or acid reflux. While traditional fundoplication surgery uses a long abdominal incision, the da Vinci system eliminates the need for a long incision.

The surgeon makes a series of 1-2 cm incisions to introduce a specialized surgical camera and the system's EndoWrist® Instruments, developed especially to help surgeons perform complex, minimally invasive surgical procedures. The system allows for a more precise operation.

Benefits Of The Nissen Fundoplication Procedure

For most patients, da Vinci Nissen Fundoplication offers many potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less risk of wound infections
  • Shorter hospital stay

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