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 »

Revision of failed traditional fundoplication using EsophyX transoral fundoplication

BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic revision of failed traditional fundoplication is difficult and involves risk of gastric, esophageal, and vagal nerve injury that is higher than that of the primary fundoplication. This study assessed feasibility and clinical outcomes of the transoral approach to revision of loose Nissen. METHODS: Between November 2009 and August 2011, a total of 11… Read more »

Transoral incisionless fundoplication: initial experience in patients referred to an integrated academic institution

Transoral incisionless fundoplication is a new treatment for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. We present our initial experience with 10 patients undergoing this procedure with varying past surgical histories. All procedures were performed under general nasotracheal anesthesia. RAND-36 and Visual Analog Scale symptom scores were collected at pre and postoperative appointments for a mean of… Read more »

Clinical and pH-metric outcomes of transoral esophagogastric fundoplication for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease

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 »

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 »

Total vs Partial Fundoplication in the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Meta-Analysis

OBJECTIVE: To perform a meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing partial fundoplication (PF) with total (Nissen) fundoplication (TF) for gastroesophageal reflux disease in terms of morbidity, efficacy, and long-term symptomatology. DATA SOURCES: A structured Medline search for published studies. STUDY SELECTION: The available literature from 1975 until June 2007 was searched using the Medical Subject Headings… Read more »