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 does not significantly increase morbidity of subsequent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

INTRODUCTION: Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) has been used for endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Full-thickness polypropylene H-fasteners create a serosa-to-serosa gastroesophageal plication. A certain subset of TIF patients will require subsequent antireflux surgery to achieve adequate reflux control, and it is unknown whether this procedure increases the technical difficulty of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication… Read more »

Transoral Fundoplication vs. Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy For Treatment of Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux: Short-term Results From a Multicenter, Randomized, Open Label Clinical Trial

BACKGROUND & AIM:  Transoral fundoplication (TF) has previously been shown to be a safe and effective treatment alternative for a selected gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patient population. The aim of this prospective, multicenter, open-label, randomized study was to compare the safety and efficacy of the TF procedure against maximum dose PPI in controlling the chronic… Read more »

A Prospective Multicenter Registry of Patients with Chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Receiving Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication

BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to validate previously reported safety and symptomatic outcomes of transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF), evaluate the relative benefit of TIF within different gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) subgroups, and to determine predictors of success in community settings. STUDY DESIGN: Between January 2010 and February 2011, 100 consecutive patients who underwent TIF procedures… 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 with EsophyX for treatment of gastrooesphageal reflux disease

Gastro-oesphageal reflux disease results primarily from the loss of an effective antireflux barrier, which forms a mechanical barrier against the retrograde movement of gastric content. This review describes the technique of performing a transoral incisionless fundoplication with the EsophyX® device. Transoral incisionless fundoplication reconfigures the tissue so as to establish serosa-to-serosa plications which include the… 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 »