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.
Abdominal G-I GORD/GERD (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) Gut Oesophageal Surgical
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Dr. Santiago Horgan is on the advisory board for Torax® Medical, and has stock options with Torax® Medical.
Drs. Cristina R Harnsberger, Ryan C Broderick, Hans F Fuchs, Martin Berducci, Catherine Beck, Alberto Gallo, Garth R Jacobsen, and Bryan J Sandler have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.
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