Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Author Schlottmann, Francisco Google Scholar
Herbella, Fernando A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Allaix, Marco E. Google Scholar
Rebecchi, Fabrizio Google Scholar
Patti, Marco G. Google Scholar
Abstract Background Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects an estimated 20% of the population in the USA, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Lifestyle modifications and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) therapy are effective in the majority of patients and remain the mainstay of treatment of GERD. However, some patients will need surgical intervention because they have partial control of symptoms, do not want to be on long-term medical treatment, or suffer complications related to PPI therapy. Aims The aim of this study was to review the available evidence that supports laparoscopic antireflux surgery, and to study the effect of surgical therapy on the natural history of GERD. Results The key elements for the success of antireflux surgery are proper patient selection, careful analysis of the indications for surgery, complete pre-operative work-up, and proper execution of the surgical technique. Conclusions When the key elements are respected, antireflux surgery is very effective in controlling GERD, and it is associated to minimal morbidity and mortality.
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Language English
Date 2017
Published in World Journal Of Surgery. New York, v. 41, n. 7, p. 1685-1690, 2017.
ISSN 0364-2313 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 1685-1690
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000403056400005

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