A physiologic approach to laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease.

@article{Hunter1996APA,
  title={A physiologic approach to laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={John G. Hunter and Ted L. Trus and Gene D. Branum and J. Patrick Waring and William C. Wood},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={223 6},
  pages={673-85; discussion 685-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors examined indications, evaluations, and outcomes after laparoscopic fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux through this single-institution study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Laparoscopic fundoplication has been performed for less than 5 years, yet the early and intermediate results suggest that this operation is safe and equivalent in efficacy to open techniques of antireflux surgery. METHODS Over a 4-year period, 300 patients underwent laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING
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