Article Abstract

Partial fundoplication may be an effective therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease for patients with severe esophageal dysmotility

Authors: Priscila Rodrigues Armijo, Dmitry Oleynikov

Abstract

We appreciate Dr. Herbella’s thorough review on our article. Indeed, the updated classification on esophageal dysmotility based on high-resolution manometry brings a new perspective for the treatment of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Due to the high prevalence of GERD, and its commonly related esophageal conditions, is it crucial to understand not only the benefits of surgical treatment for this disease, but also which surgical technique is most appropriate in this scenario. This is particularly important for patients with severe esophageal dysmotility, who often present with dysphagia after fundoplication, requiring additional postoperative dilations and continuous use of anti-reflux medication (1).