Nissen Fundoplication Animation with Actual Surgical Footage

Nissen Fundoplication

This video shows both an animation as well as actual surgical footage of a Nissen Fundoplication to treat reflux. The surgeon is Dr. Kevin Gillian at the Virginia Heartburn and Hernia Institute.

A Nissen fundoplication, or laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication when performed via laparoscopic surgery, is a surgical procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia. In GERD, it is usually performed when medical therapy has failed; but, with a Type II (paraesophageal) hiatus hernia, it is the first-line procedure.