Concomitant endoscopic radiofrequency ablation and laparoscopic reflux operative results in more effective and efficient treatment of Barrett esophagus.

@article{Goers2011ConcomitantER,
  title={Concomitant endoscopic radiofrequency ablation and laparoscopic reflux operative results in more effective and efficient treatment of Barrett esophagus.},
  author={Trudie A. Goers and Pedro Le{\~a}o and Maria A. Cassera and Christy M. Dunst and Lee L. Swanstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={213 4},
  pages={486-92}
}
BACKGROUND Barrett esophagus (BE) caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease can lead to esophageal cancer. The success of endoscopic treatments with BE eradication depends on esophageal anatomy and post-treatment acid exposure. STUDY DESIGN Between January 2008 and December 2009, 10 patients were selected for combination treatment of BE using laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and endoscopic radiofrequency ablation. Retrospective review of preoperative, procedural, and postoperative data was… CONTINUE READING