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Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 984–986 | Cite as

Magnetic lower esophageal sphincter augmentation device removal

  • Cristina R. HarnsbergerEmail author
  • Ryan C. Broderick
  • Hans F. Fuchs
  • Martin Berducci
  • Catherine Beck
  • Alberto Gallo
  • Garth R. Jacobsen
  • Bryan J. Sandler
  • Santiago Horgan
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Abdominal G-I GORD/GERD (Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease) Gut Oesophageal Surgical 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Dr. Santiago Horgan is on the advisory board for Torax® Medical, and has stock options with Torax® Medical.

Disclosures

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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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina R. Harnsberger
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ryan C. Broderick
    • 1
  • Hans F. Fuchs
    • 1
  • Martin Berducci
    • 1
  • Catherine Beck
    • 1
  • Alberto Gallo
    • 1
  • Garth R. Jacobsen
    • 1
  • Bryan J. Sandler
    • 1
  • Santiago Horgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General SurgeryCenter for the Future of Surgery, University of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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