J. S. Libbey

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Operative treatment of achalasia can fail in 10% to 15% of patients. No information is available on the outcome of laparoscopic reoperation for achalasia. Data from patients undergoing redo surgery for achalasia were prospectively collected. The data were analyzed, and a questionnaire was sent to all the patients. Eight patients underwent redo procedures at(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an extremely common disorder. Many patients require lifelong medical therapy for symptom control. In patients being considered for antireflux surgery, thorough evaluation is required. Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is a safe and effective method of treating patients who have severe, refractory, or complicated GERD.(More)
BACKGROUND The elderly have more severe reflux disease and paraesophageal hernias than younger patients, leading to a high failure rate of medical therapy. Laparoscopic antireflux surgery has an overall mortality of 0.1% and a low morbidity, making it a safe and beneficial procedure for the elderly. METHODS We performed a retrospective study of octo- and(More)
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