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 »
BACKGROUND: Three previous studies from the same institution have reported that transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) with the EsophyX device is effective for creating a continent gastroesophageal valve and for good functional results as measured only by pH-metry in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect… Read more »
Abstract not available. Link to PubMed: Agostoni M, et al; Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2010 Feb;27(2):216-7.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety, mechanism of action, immediate postprocedural anatomic impact on the esophagogastric junction, and short-term efficacy of the first entirely endolumenal antireflux procedure. BACKGROUND: A safe and effective endoscopic antireflux procedure remains elusive. Transoral endolumenal surgery has enormous potential for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other esophagogastric diseases. A… Read more »