Postoperative symptoms and failure after antireflux surgery.

  title={Postoperative symptoms and failure after antireflux surgery.},
  author={Yashodhan S. Khajanchee and Robert W O'Rourke and Barbara Day Lockhart and Emma J. Patterson and Paul Daniel Hansen and Lee Swanstrom},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={137 9},
  pages={1008-13; discussion 1013-4}
BACKGROUND Outcomes in patients having surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease are most commonly determined by symptomatic assessment. Objective testing is usually reserved for symptomatic patients. HYPOTHESIS To evaluate the relationship between symptomatic and objective outcomes after antireflux surgery. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING A tertiary care teaching hospital with a comprehensive esophageal physiology laboratory. INTERVENTIONS A 360… CONTINUE READING