Minimal Surgery Center
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Anti-Reflux

Laparoscopy


Your Procedure
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
an intravenous line may be put in.
an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving the abdomen.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving the abdomen.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most probably general anesthesia.
The anesthesiologist will begin to administer anesthesia - most probably general anesthesia.
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incisions will be made,
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incisions will be made,
... place a sterile drape around the operative site.
... place a sterile drape around the operative site.
After allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take effect...
After allowing a few minutes for the anesthetic to take effect...
a small incision is made above the umbilicus;
a small incision is made above the umbilicus;
then, a hollow needle will be inserted through the abdominal wall.
then, a hollow needle will be inserted through the abdominal wall.
And the abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide.
And the abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide.
An umbilical port is created for the laparoscope.
An umbilical port is created for the laparoscope.
Four more incisions will be made, with care taken to keep the openings as small as possible.
Four more incisions will be made, with care taken to keep the openings as small as possible.
Once in place, the laparoscope will provide video images,
Once in place, the laparoscope will provide video images,
so the surgeon can insert the instruments used to locate and pull back the liver...
so the surgeon can insert the instruments used to locate and pull back the liver...
in order to see the upper part of the stomach.
in order to see the upper part of the stomach.
Then, the surgeon cuts away the tissue that connects the liver and the stomach.
Then, the surgeon cuts away the tissue that connects the liver and the stomach.
Then the surgeon divides and separates the arteries that supply blood to the top of the stomach.
Then the surgeon divides and separates the arteries that supply blood to the top of the stomach.
After freeing the stomach from the spleen,
After freeing the stomach from the spleen,
your doctor wraps the upper portion of the stomach around the esophagus and sutures it into place.
your doctor wraps the upper portion of the stomach around the esophagus and sutures it into place.
A rubber tube is placed in the esophagus to keep the wrap from becoming too tight.
A rubber tube is placed in the esophagus to keep the wrap from becoming too tight.
All of the instruments are withdrawn...
All of the instruments are withdrawn...
the carbon dioxide is allowed to escape...
the carbon dioxide is allowed to escape...
the muscle layers and other tissues are sewn together and the skin is closed with sutures or staples.
the muscle layers and other tissues are sewn together and the skin is closed with sutures or staples.
Finally, sterile dressings are applied.
Finally, sterile dressings are applied.

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