PreOp® Patient Education Anti-Reflux Laparoscopy Surgery 2


after allowing a few minutes for the
anesthetic to take effect a small incision is made above the umbilicus
then a hollow needle will be inserted through the abdominal wall and the
abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide 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 once in place the laparoscope will provide video
images 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 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 after
freeing the stomach from the spleen 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the esophagus to keep the rat from becoming too tight all of the instruments are withdrawn the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 finally sterile
dressings are applied