INTRODUCTION: Mini-laparoscopy has become a current issue as a minimally invasive technique in gastroesophageal reflux surgery, which does not require specimen extraction. There are a limited number of cases of Nissen fundoplication performed in the adult age group using the mini-laparoscopic method. In this article, our aim is to draw attention to the fact that mini-laparoscopy is a preferable technique in Nissen fundoplication surgery.
METHODS: Seven patients underwent mini-laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication between January 2010 and December 2019. Demographic data and perioperative parameters were analyzed retrospectively.
RESULTS: Three of our patients (43%) were female and the average age of our patients was 45.4±11.1. All patients presented with complaints of heartburn and regurgitation. There was Barrett metaplasia in the pathology results and no dysplasia was observed in any patient. Mean operation time was 117±49.9 min, bleeding amount was <10 ml in all surgeries. The median time to oral intake was 8th post operative h, and no complications developed in any of our patients. In the post-operative period, there was no need for narcotic analgesic, after a single dose of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the treatment was continued with two doses of oral analgesic. Median length of stay hospital was 3 (2–4) days, the median follow-up period was 67 (29–120) months.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Anti-reflux surgery can be easily performed, mini-laparoscopically since it is not a resective surgical procedure. It can provide advantages such as better cosmesis, less port site complications, and less analgesic use.