A financial analysis of pediatric laparoscopic versus open fundoplication.

  title={A financial analysis of pediatric laparoscopic versus open fundoplication.},
  author={Daniel J. Ostlie and Shawn David St Peter and Charles L. Snyder and Ronald J. Sharp and Walter S. Andrews and George W. Holcomb},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  volume={17 4},
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic fundoplication (LF) is rapidly replacing open fundoplication (OF) for correcting symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in infants and children. In this study, we compared various clinical and financial parameters to determine if one technique is superior. METHODS With Institutional Review Board approval, charts and charge data for 50 consecutive patients undergoing elective LF or OF were reviewed in 2003 and 2004 (n = 100). Clinical variables evaluated included… CONTINUE READING


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