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15. What is the most common cause of failure of the operation?

A recurrent hiatal hernia is the most common anatomic reason for failure of a laparoscopic fundoplication procedure.  It is more common in obese patients or patients with severe coughs.  Recent innovations such as a patch to cover the hiatal hernia repair are hoped to reduce this problem.

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