Laparoscopic fundoplication for refractory GERD: a procedure worth repeating if needed

ConclusionsPatients who undergo reoperative fundoplication experience a significant improvement in their GERD-related symptoms, although not to the degree seen in primary antireflux surgery patients. Perioperative morbidity rates following reoperative and primary procedures can be similar in the hands of an experienced surgeon.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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AbstractIntroductionThe purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of using a functional lumen imaging probe (EndoFLIP ™) intra-operatively during hiatal hernia repair and fundoplication. Additionally, we hypothesize that these measurements correlate with long-term outcomes.MethodsA prospectively maintained quality database was queried. Between 2013 and 2018, 175 patients underwent laparoscopic fundoplication, the majority of which also had a hiatal hernia repair. The EndoFLIP ™ was used to measure minimum diameter (Dmin), balloon pressure, and distensibility index (DI) at different timepoints throughout ...
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ConclusionsThis study predicts that the introduction of the MSA device would lead to favorable budget impact results for the treatment of medication-refractory mechanical GERD for commercial payers. Future analyses will benefit from inclusion of middle-ground treatments as well as longer time horizons.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the impact of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients with obesity.MethodsPatients with class II or III obesity were treated with LSG or LRYGB. Procedure choice was based on patients and surgeon preferences. GERD symptoms, endoscopy, barium swallow X-ray, esophageal manometry, and 24-h pH monitoring were obtained before and 1 year after surgery.ResultsSeventy-five patients underwent surgery (83% female, 39.3 ± 12.1 years, BMI of 41.5 ± 5.1 kg/m2): 35 (46.7%) had LSG and 40 (53.3%) ...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionLaparoscopic 270 ° fundoplication achieves a better outcome than 360° total fundoplication, especially in terms of postoperative dysphagia, although other types of partial fundoplication might be equally effective.Registration no.CRD42017074783.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionESG is a feasible endobariatric option, but complications like gastric perforation can occur. For such complication, immediate surgical treatment is indicated.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Introduction: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is one of the surgical procedures indicated in the treatment of obesity. The occurrence of gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in the postoperative period of this surgery is related to a reduction in the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) tone and the presence of gastric residual fundus (RF) associated with increased gastric intraluminal pressure. Fixation of the remaining gastric reservoir to the gastrosplenic and gastrocolic ligaments (omentopexy) has emerged as a technical option to avoid or decrease GER in the postoperative period of LSG. Objective: To evaluate the prese...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionThe majority of patients undergoing ARS do not require additional care within 90  days of surgery. Patients who are readmitted accrue costs that almost double the overall cost of care compared to the initial hospitalization. Measures to attenuate potentially preventable readmissions after ARS may reduce healthcare utilization in this patient population.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Majority of severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients have a hiatal hernia over 2 cm, a Hill Grade 2 or higher. Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure has been shown to improve GERD symptomatology for patients with a hiatal hernia of 2 cm or less. However, data is limited on efficacy of a hybrid procedure, combining both intraoperative endoscopic TIF and laparoscopic hernia repair for non-TIF candidates. The hybrid procedure allows for less extensive surgical dissection minimizing operative risks while TIF is associated with lower rates of post-fundoplication dysphagia and gas-bloating.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Saturday abstract Source Type: research
ConclusionIn the medium term, GERD-HRQL improves following sleeve gastrectomy with meticulous hiatal assessment and repair of hiatal laxity and herniation.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundLaparoscopic fundoplication is an accepted surgical management of refractory gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The use of high resolution esophageal manometry (HRM) in preoperative evaluation is often applied to determine the degree of fundoplication to optimize reflux control while minimizing adverse sequela of postoperative dysphagia.ObjectiveAssess the role of preoperative HRM in predicting surgical outcomes, specifically risk assessment of postoperative dysphagia and quality of life, among patients receiving laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for GERD with immediate postoperative (
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