Digestive Topics : Fundoplication
Fundoplication is a surgery to prevent the contents of the stomach from returning to the esophagus. The surgery tightens the lower esophagus to allow food down so that it cannot come back up and cause symptoms of gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). For more information about fundoplication and why a child may need it, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Fundoplication.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: This information from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.