Gastroesophageal reflux disease: A review of surgical decision making.

  title={Gastroesophageal reflux disease: A review of surgical decision making.},
  author={Maureen D. Moore and Cheguevara Afaneh and Daniel Benhuri and Caroline Antonacci and Jonathan S. Abelson and Rasa Zarnegar},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal surgery},
  volume={8 1},
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very common disorder with increasing prevalence. It is estimated that up to 20%-25% of Americans experience symptoms of GERD weekly. Excessive reflux of acidic often with alkaline bile salt gastric and duodenal contents results in a multitude of symptoms for the patient including heartburn, regurgitation, cough, and dysphagia. There are also associated complications of GERD including erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, stricture and… CONTINUE READING


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