, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 984-986
Date: 14 Aug 2014

Magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation device removal

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Implantation of a magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation device is now an alternative to fundoplication in the surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Although successful management of GERD has been reported following placement of the device, there are instances when device removal is needed. The details of the technique for laparoscopic magnetic lower esophageal sphincter device removal are presented to assist surgeons should device removal become necessary.

Presented at the SAGES 2014 Annual Meeting, April 2–5, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah.