Despite the extensive mobilization, it was not possible to achieve an adequate length of intra-abdominal esophagus. A short esophagus was diagnosed and the surgeon performs a Collis gastroplasty. The hiatus is repaired with interrupted non-absorbable sutures. A Nissen fundoplication is performed.
This patient had a previous Nissen fundoplication by an open approach. After extensive mobilization, the surgeons diagnose a short esophagus and perform a Collis gastroplasty. They repair the hiatus with interrupted non-absorbable sutures, then perform a Nissen fundoplication. Once they complete the dissection, the authors assess the length of the esophagus. The video shows the authors placing tape around the gastroesophageal junction at the level of the hiatus. The junction between the stomach and the esophagus is at the level of the hiatus, a sign of a short esophagus.