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Recovery: What to Expect in the Next Few Weeks Most children will feel better within a week and will fully recover in two to three weeks.
Question & Answer
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.
How many incisions are made?
Five tiny incisions are made in the abdomen.
How long will my child stay in the hospital?
In most cases, a child is hospitalized for a few days.
What is the recovery time?
Most children recover in two to three weeks.
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