All children accepted for antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease were offered enrollment. Ethical approval and parental consent were obtained.Eighty-eight children were randomized to LNF (n = 44) or ONF (n = 44). The groups were comparable with regard to age, weight, and comorbidity. Duration of surgery was 150 ± 34 minutes for LNF and 89 ± 25 minutes for ONF (P < .001). Median LOS was 7.0 days (range, 3-57 days) and 7.5 days (range, 2-20 days) after LNF and ONF, respectively (P = .74).