Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for supraesophageal complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

@article{Klaus2001LaparoscopicAS,
  title={Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for supraesophageal complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={Alexander Klaus and James M. Swain and Ronald A. Hinder},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={111 Suppl 8A},
  pages={202S-206S}
}
Gastroesophageal reflux disease can result in such supraesophageal complications as hoarseness, sore throat, cough, bronchitis, asthma, recurrent pneumonia, intermittent choking, chest pain, and ear pain. Appropriate patient care involves careful evaluation to decide on medical or surgical therapy. Preoperative testing must include endoscopy, 24-hour esophageal pH monitoring, and esophageal manometry. Additional evaluations, such as barium swallow, chest x-ray, bronchoscopy, and sinus… CONTINUE READING