Is laparoscopic antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease in the elderly safe and effective?

@article{Brunt1999IsLA,
  title={Is laparoscopic antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease in the elderly safe and effective?},
  author={L. Michael Brunt and Mary A Quasebarth and Deannia L Dunnegan and Nathaniel J. Soper},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={838-842}
}
Background: The elderly have prevalence rates and clinical features of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) similar to those in younger individuals, but the role of laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) in the elderly has not been clearly established. The purpose of this study was to determine if the results of LARS in the elderly are comparable with those in younger patients. Methods: All patients undergoing LARS for GERD at the Washington University Medical Center were entered… CONTINUE READING

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