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You’re likely to have some mild pain and discomfort after fundoplication surgery. It’s quite common to feel sick and have some trouble swallowing at first. You might have some bloating and increased wind too. Most of these problems wear off within a few weeks. For more information, see our sections on recovering from fundoplication and complications of fundoplication above.
You won’t feel any pain while you’re having the fundoplication surgery because it’s carried out under general anaesthesia. This means you’ll be asleep and won’t feel anything. You’re likely to have some discomfort for a few weeks after the procedure. You can take painkillers to manage any pain.
Fundoplication is surgery that involves wrapping the top part of your stomach around the lower end of your oesophagus. There are different ways to do the procedure. Nissen’s fundoplication means wrapping your stomach all the way around your oesophagus. Other methods involve just wrapping it part of the way around. For more information, see our section on types of fundoplication above.
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