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The Nissen and Toupet Fundoplication procedures are done in surgery. These procedures are done to stop reflux. The top part of the stomach is wrapped around the lower part of the esophagus. This creates a “high pressure” zone to prevent food from moving from the stomach up into the esophagus (reflux).

Gastrojejunal tube (GJ-tube)

A GJ-tube is a feeding tube that is placed into the stomach. It goes through a gastrostomy tract and ends in a part of the small intestine called the jejunum. Feedings go directly into the intestines (jejunum) and bypass the stomach. A GJ-tube is placed when your child has difficulty accepting feedings into the stomach.

Jejunostomy tube (J-tube)

A jejunostomy is a procedure used to place a small tube directly into the small intestines. This tube is put in during surgery. It is put in through the abdominal wall and guided into the jejunum. Some children may need this procedure if they are not able to tolerate feedings into the stomach. Some children may need both a G-tube and a J-tube.

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