Anti reflux Procedures

Overview

More than 8% of our patients are children who have urological complaints like birth defects, stone diseases, etc. Our hospital has developed its own techniques, one of the best in the world, for treating such complaints. There is a special wing dedicated to this specialty and uses the latest technology.


How it is done?

This operation is performed in children with reflux disease. The operation can be performed either by the open method or laparoscopy. The need for operation is decided on individual basis.At MPUH the preferred method for open approach is Cohen’s Reimplantation.

The operation usually requires a two night stay in the hospital afterwards to recover. Your child will come to the hospital the day of surgery and go home 1-3 days after. No lab work required before surgery unless specifically mentioned by the surgeon. Child will have a small lower abdominal incision covered with dressing. This will remain in place for 5 days after surgery. The sutures are all absorbable. Continue to give your child the prophylactic antibiotic he/she was on before the surgery. This will be necessary for several weeks after surgery until a follow up ultrasound and VCUG is done at 6 weeks. Sometimes children will experience pain with urination at home. This is frequently due to bladder spasms.

The same procedure can be performed by the laparoscopic approach although this is not widely practiced.