Journal of Surgery

ISSN: [Jurnalul de chirurgie]
ISSN: 1584-9341

Open Access

Francis Basimbe

Uganda Martyrs University Mother Kevin Postgraduate Medical school, Gastrointestinal Surgery St Francis Hospital Nsambya kampala, Uganda

  • Research Article   
    Outcomes of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
    Author(s): Moses Kayima, Francis Basimbe*, Ignatius Kakande, Hussein Bili, Jama Abdisamad, Laurita Nakyagaba and Sauya Nannungi

    Background: Anti-reflux surgery has been shown to give superior quality of life compared to PPIs. Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF) is the most common surgical treatment for GERD and Hiatus hernia with good patient satisfaction rates. However, some complications following this intervention have been reported in various studies but these have not been studied in sub-Saharan Africa. Methods: Cross sectional study that utilized secondary data of 70 patients who underwent LNF at St. Francis Hospital Nsambya from September 2020 to September 2022. The study determined the demographic characteristics, pre-operative symptoms, endoscopic findings and outcomes of these patients during a follow up period of 2months post-surgery. Results: 62.9% of the patients in this study were females, the mean age was 39... Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/1584-9341.2023.19.84

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