Comparison of objective outcomes following laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication versus laparoscopic gastric bypass in the morbidly obese with heartburn

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Background: Heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects approximately 25–50% of morbidly obese patients. Although objective physiologic testing has been reported extensively in patients following Nissen fundoplication, there are no previous reports of such testing in morbidly obese patients. A life-saving surgical alternative for the… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-002-8955-y

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