Short-term safety and symptomatic outcomes of transoral incisionless fundoplication with or without hiatal hernia repair in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease.

@article{Ihde2011ShorttermSA,
  title={Short-term safety and symptomatic outcomes of transoral incisionless fundoplication with or without hiatal hernia repair in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={Glenn Michael Ihde and Kimberly Besancon and Emir Deljkich},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={202 6},
  pages={740-6; discussion 746-7}
}
BACKGROUND A retrospective community-based study evaluated the safety and symptomatic outcomes of the transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure with or without hiatal hernia repair (HHR) in patients with chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight patients underwent TIF using EsophyX (EndoGastric Solutions, Redmond, WA) in 3 community hospitals. Patients who presented with a hiatal hernia 3 cm or more in the greatest transverse diameter… CONTINUE READING