Laparoscopic alternatives to fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux: The role of magnetic augmentation and electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter

L. Bonavina, S. Attwood

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Abstract

Reflux symptoms are very common, and despite modern medication they are a major cause of disease burden and loss of quality of life worldwide. Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery is the only current effective alternative but suffers from the risks of long-term side effects. Surgery also suffers variation in standards and outcomes. Magnetic augmentation and electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter represent promising innovative procedures in the field.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDiseases of the Esophagus
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2015

Keywords

  • Acid reflux
  • Antireflux laparoscopic surgery
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Heartburn
  • Lower esophageal sphincter (LES)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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