Outcomes of laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease and paraesophageal hernia

@article{Terry2001OutcomesOL,
  title={Outcomes of laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease and paraesophageal hernia},
  author={Marisa Terry and C. Daniel Smith and Gene D. Branum and Kirsta Galloway and J. Patrick Waring and John G. Hunter},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={15},
  pages={691-699}
}
Background: Laparoscopic fundoplication has become the standard for operative treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Methods: We reviewed our experience with 1,000 consecutive patients receiving laparoscopic fundoplication for GERD (n = 882) or paraesophageal hernia (n = 118) between October 1991 and July 1999. Patients with achalasia and failed fundoplication were excluded from analysis. All the patients were evaluated preoperatively by upper endoscopy, esophageal manometry, and… CONTINUE READING
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