Surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux and its complications

Although most patients with reflux peptic esophagitis have the sliding type of hiatal hernia, correction of the hernia is incidental and the objective of the surgeon is to reestablish continence of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The presence of this crucial closure mechanism between the stomach and esophagus was demonstrated just over 2 decades ago… CONTINUE READING