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Most children will feel better within a week and will fully recover in two to three weeks.
Below, find answers to commonly asked questions. Click each item to expand the Q&A for each section.
Q: What does the procedure involve?
After your child receives general anesthesia, instruments are inserted that allow the surgeon to “wrap” the upper part of the stomach around the esophagus, creating a “valve” mechanism to decrease regurgitation. In addition, sutures are placed to narrow the opening between the chest and the abdomen, where the esophagus enters, to correct or prevent a hiatus hernia.
Q: How many incisions are made?
Five tiny incisions are made in the abdomen.
Q: How long will my child stay in the hospital?
In most cases, a child is hospitalized for a few days.
Q: What is the recovery time?
Most children recover in two to three weeks.
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