Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 24, Issue 11, pp 2647–2669 | Cite as

Guidelines for surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease

  • Dimitrios Stefanidis
  • William W. Hope
  • Geoffrey P. Kohn
  • Patrick R. Reardon
  • William S. Richardson
  • Robert D. Fanelli
  • The SAGES Guidelines Committee


The guidelines for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are a series of systematically developed statements to assist physicians and patient decisions about the appropriate use of laparoscopic surgery for GERD. The statements included in this guideline are the product of a systematic review of published literature on the topic, and the recommendations are explicitly linked to the supporting evidence. The strengths and weaknesses of the available evidence are highlighted and expert opinion sought where the evidence is lacking. This is an update of previous guidelines on this topic (last revision 06/2001) as new information has accumulated.


Guidelines for clinical practice are intended to indicate preferable approaches to medical problems as established by experts in the field. These recommendations will be based on existing data or a consensus of expert opinion when little or no data are available. Guidelines are applicable to all...


Lower Esophageal Sphincter Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Lower Esophageal Sphincter Pressure Partial Fundoplication Postoperative Dysphagia 
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Author Robert D. Fanelli is a board member of New Wave Surgical Corporation, received honoraria from Ethicon Endo-Surgery for speaking/teaching, received honoraria from Boston Scientific Corporation, Inc. for speaking/teaching, and was an independent contractor for Cook Surgical, Inc. Authors William H. Hope, Geoffrey P. Kohn, Patrick Reardon, and William S. Richardson have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclosure. Dimitrios Stefanidis have received honoraria from CR Bard, Inc and WL Gore and Associates for speaking/ teaching.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitrios Stefanidis
    • 1
  • William W. Hope
    • 2
  • Geoffrey P. Kohn
    • 3
  • Patrick R. Reardon
    • 4
  • William S. Richardson
    • 5
  • Robert D. Fanelli
    • 6
  • The SAGES Guidelines Committee
  1. 1.Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive SurgeryCarolinas Medical CenterCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew Hanover Regional Medical Center WilmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Maroondah HospitalMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryThe Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryOchsner Clinic FoundationJeffersonUSA
  6. 6.Surgical Specialists of Western New England, PCPittsfieldUSA

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