Failed Anti-Reflux Therapy

Analysis of Causes and Principles of Treatment

  • P. Marco Fisichella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Fernando A. M. Herbella, Ana Cristina C. Amaral
    Pages 1-11
  3. Wai-Kit Lo, Hiroshi Mashimo
    Pages 13-18
  4. Wai-Kit Lo, Hiroshi Mashimo
    Pages 19-23
  5. Rafael Melillo Laurino Neto, Fernando A. M. Herbella
    Pages 25-31
  6. Feroze Sidwa, Alessandra Moore, Elaine Alligood, P. Marco Fisichella
    Pages 33-49
  7. Talar Tatarian, Michael J. Pucci, Francesco Palazzo
    Pages 51-59
  8. Nisha Dhanabalsamy, Melissa M. Carton, Carlos Galvani
    Pages 61-72
  9. Lawrence F. Borges, Walter W. Chan
    Pages 73-82
  10. Chase Knickerbocker, Devendra Joshi, Kfir Ben-David
    Pages 83-89
  11. Meredith C. Duke, Timothy M. Farrell
    Pages 91-97
  12. Luigi Bonavina
    Pages 111-120
  13. Verónica Gorodner, Rudolf Buxhoeveden, Federico Moser, Santiago Horgan
    Pages 121-129
  14. Daniela Treitl, Robert Grossman, Kfir Ben-David
    Pages 131-137
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 139-143

About this book


This multi-authored text provides information on the pathophysiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), appropriate medical management, and proper indications for and performance of surgical and endoscopic procedures.

The Editors look at the current understanding of this disease, and present new information regarding tissue susceptibility, the role of bile and digestive enzymes, and cyclic changes in LES tone. Chapters are devoted to standard therapeutic options for GERD, including lifestyle changes, pharmacologic therapy, and surgery. In addition, newer endoscopic treatments including Stretta, Endocinch, injection of bulking agents, as well as others, are described. 

Failed Anti-Reflux Therapy: Analysis of Causes and Principles of Treatment is essential to any physician who manages patients with GERD, including internists, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, and thoracic surgeons.


Antireflux Therapy Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Surgery cancer endoscopy gastroenterology

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Marco Fisichella
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryVA Boston Healthcare System Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolWest RoxburyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46884-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46885-3
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