Computer-enhanced vs. standard laparoscopic antireflux surgery

  title={Computer-enhanced vs. standard laparoscopic antireflux surgery},
  author={W. Scott Melvin and Bradley Needleman and Kevin R. Krause and Carol Schneider and Edwin Christopher Ellison},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},

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  • B. Davies
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    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine
  • 2000
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