Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: Pitfalls and Pearls in Going from Learning Curve to Expert

  • Nathaniel J. SoperEmail author


The Nissen fundoplication was first reported 60 years ago and is now usually performed laparoscopically. As it is a functional operation, surgeons must understand the technical principles of the Nissen fundoplication that result in good clinical outcomes for their patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. This chapter enunciates these general principles as well as detailing specific technical aspects of the procedure that may facilitate developing mastery of the operation.


Nissen Fundoplication Laparoscopic antireflux surgery Gastroesophageal reflux 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNorthwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA

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