Quality of life and surgical outcome after laparoscopic antireflux surgery in the elderly gastroesophageal reflux disease patient.

@article{Kamolz2001QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and surgical outcome after laparoscopic antireflux surgery in the elderly gastroesophageal reflux disease patient.},
  author={Thomas Kamolz and Tanja Bammer and Frank Alexander Granderath and Martin Pasiut and Rudolph Pointner},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={116-20}
}
BACKGROUND Generally, treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the elderly follows the same principles as for any adult patient. Currently laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) has not been clearly established in the elderly patient. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the surgical outcome including quality of life after LARS in patients older than 65 years. METHODS Since 1993 more than 500 patients underwent LARS in our institute. A total of 72 patients, older… CONTINUE READING

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