Fundoplication surgery, a standard surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), can often be performed with the keyhole method. This surgery usually involves making five small incisions in the abdomen. One is used for the laparoscope, and the others are for instruments to do the operation. Recovery time is only a few days in the hospital. A patient also experiences less pain and fewer complications (such as wound infection).
Minimally invasive surgery