Laparoscopic fundoplication (1688)

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What is laparoscopic fundoplication?

How is the surgery done?

Several small cuts will be made on the abdomen.  A special camera goes through the cut near the belly button.  The camera lets the doctor see during the operation.  Other instruments needed for surgery will be put in through the other cuts.  Your child may have a gastrostomy feeding tube (G-tube) put in during surgery.  Children who are not able to take all of their food by mouth use a G-tube.
The surgery will take 2 to 3 hours.  Your child will normally stay in the hospital for a few days after the surgery.  

How do I prepare my child for surgery?

What will happen after the surgery?


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child:

  • Has a hard time swallowing food.
  • Vomits or throws up the food eaten.
  • Has skin around the cuts that looks red, puffy or has drainage.
  • Has a temperature of 101.5*F (38.6*C) or higher.
  • Has redness or drainage from the G-tube.
  • Has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.