Pain of reflux disease ebbs with new methods:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A study carried out on sufferers of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has reflected the benefits of using laparoscopic surgery as a new fundoplication technique. Fundoplication is a major surgical procedure which involves suturing part of the stomach around the lower oesophagus to prevent stomach contents backflowing into the gullet through a reflux action. Researches at allegheny University in Pittsburgh reported that study patients experienced a 280% improvement in "well-being" and 94-97% did not suffer further GERD symptoms. A stroke and two cases of stomach perforations were reported.
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