According to specialists in digestive heartburn or acidity in the stomach it is easy to diagnose and treat symptoms. Sometimes, because of their gravity or not receive effective treatment that it does disappear, it is necessary to undergo laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery technique
Laparoscopic surgery refers to the way in which the general surgeon access to the abdominal cavity. It is based on inflating the abdomen with gas (CO2) parapoder enter a chamber (through which the intervention will be followed) with the tools to do the operation. If the patient has associated hiatal hernia is reduced to release the distal esophagus and proximal stomach, thus surround the esophagus with the stomach by way of a "tie" and so build an antireflux mechanism esophageal-gastric. Similarly hiatal hernia repaired anatomically shaped so that the stomach is in the abdomen at all times.
Advantages of laparoscopic surgery
This technique can be repaired gastroesophageal reflux (GER) by 4 or 5 slices of 0.5-1 cm. First, however, a 20-30 cm incision is performed. inthe belly. The advantages of the patient with laparoscopy are:
- Less postoperative pain
- You can leave the hospital before
- Tolerate food before
- Quick recovery of bowel function
- Rapid recovery of normal activity
- Better cosmetic results with a lower rate of hernias or wound problems.
Although laparoscopic surgery has many advantages gastroesophageal reflux may not be appropriate for some patients. It is necessary to consult with your surgeon to know what is the most appropriate technique, as there are certain cardiac, respiratory and neurological diseases that contraindicate laparoscopic surgery.
Postoperative laparoscopic surgery
You can drink liquids after 12 hours and purees from 24 hours. During the first 10 days you have to eat mashed food. After the tenth day you can lead a normal life, after visiting his office.
Call your surgeon if:
- Above 38 degrees fever or chills
- Bleeding wounds or rectally
- Increasing abdominal pain or swelling in the abdomen
- Inability to urinate
- Redness or discharge of any of the wounds
- Respiratory symptoms such as persistent cough or colossal pain