Guidelines for surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a significant health concern. Medical management is expensive and may be necessary lifelong. Effective surgical therapy is available and, if performed by experienced surgeons, is successful in greater than 90% of patients. Laparoscopic techniques which reproduce their "open" counterpart are also available. When… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-010-1267-8