Endoluminal Treatments For Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

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Diagnosis

Based on the available evidence, the diagnosis of GERD can be confirmed if at least one of the following conditions exists: a mucosal break seen on endoscopy in a patient with typical symptoms, Barrett’s esophagus on biopsy, a peptic stricture in the absence of malignancy, or positive pH-metry. (, A)
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Outcomes

Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is effective at restoring the mechanical barrier to reflux with significant improvements in the LES pressure and acid reflux exposure, can be performed safely with minimal perioperative morbidity and mortality, and leads to high patient satisfaction rates and improved quality of life. (, A)
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Overview

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Endoluminal Treatments For Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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