Article Abstract

Is tailored-fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) surgical treatment back?

Authors: Fernando A. M. Herbella

Abstract

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has a multifactorial pathophysiology (1). Esophageal peristalsis is the main determinant of esophageal clearance of the refluxate after an episode of reflux and thus an important part of GERD control (2). Defective peristalsis is undoubtedly associated with more severe GERD (3).