Collis gastroplasty

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A Collis gastroplasty is a surgical procedure performed when the surgeon desires to create a Nissen fundoplication, but the portion of esophagus inferior to the diaphragm is too short. Thus, there is not enough esophagus to wrap. A vertical incision is made in the stomach parallel to the left border of the esophagus. This effectively lengthens the esophagus. The stomach fundus can then be wrapped around the neo-esophagus, thus reducing reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus.

It was devised by John Leigh Collis (1911–2003),[1] a British cardiothoracic surgeon, in 1957.[2]

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  2. ^ Collis Gastroplasty: Origin and Evolution, by Richard H. Adler, in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1990; 50:839-842; DOI: 10.1016/0003-4975(90)90706-C