Surgical and Endoscopic Approaches to GERD

Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM, volume 2)


It is estimated that gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms are seen in up to 40% of adults in the USA. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus [1].


Endoscopic Surgical approaches Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Diagnosing GERD Selecting the best therapy Surgical management of GERD 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Washington Medical CenterSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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