Preoperative diagnostic workup before antireflux surgery: an evidence and experience-based consensus of the Esophageal Diagnostic Advisory Panel.

@article{Jobe2013PreoperativeDW,
  title={Preoperative diagnostic workup before antireflux surgery: an evidence and experience-based consensus of the Esophageal Diagnostic Advisory Panel.},
  author={Blair A Jobe and J E Richter and Toshitaka Hoppo and Jeffrey H. Peters and Reginald C. W. Bell and William C Dengler and Kenneth R Devault and Ronnie Fass and C Prakash Gyawali and Peter J. Kahrilas and Brian E Lacy and John E. Pandolfino and Marco Giuseppe Patti and Lee Swanstrom and Ashwin A. Kurian and Marcelo F. Vela and Michael Fredrick Vaezi and Tom R. Demeester},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2013},
  volume={217 4},
  pages={586-97}
}
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very prevalent disorder. Medical therapy improves symptoms in some but not all patients. Antireflux surgery is an excellent option for patients with persistent symptoms such as regurgitation, as well as for those with complete symptomatic resolution on acid-suppressive therapy. However, proper patient selection is critical to achieve excellent outcomes. STUDY DESIGN A panel of experts was assembled to review data and personal experience… CONTINUE READING
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