Posterior Gastropexy (Hill Repair): Surgical Legacy Technique

  • Carol E. H. Scott-ConnerEmail author
  • Jameson L. Chassin


This chapter describes the use of posterior gastropexy in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease. This operation has largely been supplanted by various fundoplication procedures but remains of occasional use in highly selected cases.


Index Finger Esophagogastric Junction Celiac Artery Left Index Finger Inferior Phrenic Artery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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