Univariate and multivariate analyses of preoperative factors influencing symptomatic outcomes of transoral fundoplication

Background: Preoperative factors predicting symptomatic improvement after transoral fundoplication (TF) in chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients with persistent symptoms on proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) therapy have not been elucidated fully. Methods: Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed on data from 158 consecutive patients who underwent TF with the EsophyX device between January 2010… Read more »

Revisional laparoscopic antireflux surgery after unsuccessful endoscopic fundoplication

BACKGROUND: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), a novel endoscopic procedure for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), currently is under evaluation. In case of treatment failure, subsequent revisional laparoscopic antireflux surgery (rLARS) may be required. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and outcomes of revisional antireflux surgery after previous endoscopic fundoplication. METHODS: Chronic GERD patients… Read more »

Causes of dissatisfaction after laparoscopic fundoplication: the impact of new symptoms, recurrent symptoms, and the patient experience

BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopic fundoplication effectively alleviates gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the great majority of patients, some patients remain dissatisfied after the operation. This study was undertaken to report the outcomes of these patients and to determine the causes of dissatisfaction after laparoscopic fundoplication. METHODS: All patients undergoing laparoscopic fundoplication in the authors’ series from… Read more »

Transoral incisionless fundoplication for treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in clinical practice

BACKGROUND: Transoral incisionless fundoplication is a recently introduced endoluminal technique for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The objective of this study was to determine outcomes in chronic GERD patients who were referred for surgical management. METHODS: A cohort of 38 patients underwent transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) in a tertiary care setting. Pre- and… Read more »

Endoscopic management of gastroesophageal reflux disease: a review

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the most common esophageal disorder encountered in the United States. Gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms are associated with a negative quality of life and increased healthcare costs and therefore require an effective management strategy. Although proton pump inhibitors remain the primary treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, they do not cure the disorder… Read more »

Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF 2.0) with EsophyX for gastroesophageal reflux disease: long-term results and findings affecting outcome

INTRODUCTION: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) with the EsophyX(™) device is reported to be effective for creating a continent gastroesophageal valve and for good functional results, as measured by pH impedance in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study is to assess the long-term effect of TIF in patients with symptomatic GERD.… Read more »

Functional Lumen Imaging Probe to Assess Geometric Changes in Esophagogastric Junction Following Endolumenal Fundoplication

¬†BACKGROUND: The functional lumen imaging probe (FLIP) uses impedance planimetry to measure the geometry of a distensible organ. The purpose of this study was to evaluate FLIP as a method to determine structural changes at the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) following transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) and compare these findings with the accepted methods of esophageal testing.… Read more »

Transoral incisionless fundoplication 2.0 procedure using EsophyX for gastroesophageal reflux disease

BACKGROUND: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) using the EsophyX™ system has been introduced as a possible alternative for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The efficacy of this procedure in our centers was evaluated. METHODS: Patients were selected for treatment if they had typical GERD symptoms, failed management with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a positive… Read more »

Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication after failed EsophyX fundoplication

BACKGROUND: Reflux control may be ineffective in a substantial number of patients after endoluminal EsophyX fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Subsequent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) might be required to relieve symptoms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of LNF after previous EsophyX fundoplication. METHODS: EsophyX failure was defined as recurrence or… Read more »