Preoperative evaluation of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.

@article{Patti2001PreoperativeEO,
  title={Preoperative evaluation of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={Marco Giuseppe Patti and Piero Marco Fisichella and Silvana Perretta},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={327-31}
}
All patients who are candidates for laparoscopic fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) should have a symptom review, barium swallow imaging, endoscopy, esophageal manometry, and ambulatory pH monitoring. The presence of a typical primary symptom, an abnormal 24-hour pH score, and a good response to acid-suppression therapy are predictive of a successful surgical outcome. The surgeon should be particularly wary of the following types of patients who may be… CONTINUE READING

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