BACKGROUND: Transoral treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) using the EsophyX device enables creation of an esophagogastric fundoplication with potential for better control of reflux than gastrogastric techniques. Efficacy and safety of a rotational/longitudinal esophagogastric transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) was evaluated retrospectively using subjective and objective outcomes. METHODS: Thirty-seven consecutive patients on antisecretory medication and… Read more »
Are incisionless fundoplication procedures a safer alternative to the laparoscopic nissen for the treatment of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease?
Abstract not available. Link to PubMed: Ben-David K, et al; J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 May;15(5):885-90.
Nissen fundoplication after failure of endoluminal fundoplication: short term results
BACKGROUND: Endoluminal fundoplication (ELF) with EsophyX is a new attractive investigational procedure for the control of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this work is to evaluate the short-term results of Nissen fundoplication (NF) after failure of ELF. METHOD: During the period April 2007-January 2010, nine patients previously treated with ELF for GERD were… Read more »
Endoscopic, endoluminal fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease: initial experience and lessons learned
BACKGROUND: Several devices have been developed to create an antireflux barrier endoscopically for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. All have failed to provide long-term symptom relief, were associated with clinically important complications, or were otherwise removed from the market. A new device, the Esophyx (Endogastric Solutions, Redmond, WA), provides the closest approximation experimentally to… Read more »
Transoral incision free fundoplication (TIF) – A new paradigm in the surgical treatment of GERD
An estimated 10 billion dollars is spent treating gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the USA every year. The present article reports a case of the safe and successful use of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) using the EsophyX90™ device in the surgical treatment of GERD. Link to abstract on PubMed: Yushuva A, et al; J Surg Case… 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 »
Transoral incisionless fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease in an unselected patient population
BACKGROUND: EsophyX is an endolumenal approach to the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This report describes one of the earliest and largest North American experiences with this device. METHODS: Prospective data were gathered on consecutive patients undergoing EsophyX fundoplication for a 1-year period between September 2007 and March 2009. During this time, the procedure… Read more »
Bilateral pneumothorax during transoral incisionless fundoplication
Abstract not available. Link to PubMed: Agostoni M, et al; Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2010 Feb;27(2):216-7.
Endolumenal fundoplication with EsophyX: the initial North American experience
EsophyX is a novel endolumenal therapeutic option for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The device is passed into the stomach, where it deploys a series of full-thickness fasteners to create a neogastroesophageal valve. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the safety and characterize the effectiveness of this approach in the initial… Read more »