Laparoscopic or Endoscopic Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • José E. Torres
  • Rob Schuster
  • Sherry M. Wren
  • Bruce V. MacFadyenJr.
  • Richard Nguyen
  • William Richards

There are now several endoscopic alternatives to standard fundoplication for the management of gastroesophageal reflux. This chapter explores two of these, endoscopie suturing and the Stretta procedure, in contrast to laparoscopic fundoplication, the proven surgical procedure. Earlier chapters in this manual have discussed other aspects of laparoscopic fundoplication and issues related to medical versus surgical management.


Lower Esophageal Sphincter Laparoscopic Fundoplication Endoscopic Management Endoscopic Suture Stretta Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • José E. Torres
    • 1
  • Rob Schuster
    • 2
  • Sherry M. Wren
    • 3
  • Bruce V. MacFadyenJr.
    • 4
  • Richard Nguyen
    • 5
  • William Richards
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Banner Gateway Medical CenterGilbertUSA
  3. 3.Stanford University Medical CenterPalo AltoUSA
  4. 4.Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA
  5. 5.Buena Vista Family Medical CenterOxnardUSA
  6. 6.Vanderbilt University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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