Study dispels misconceptions of anti-reflux surgery with proof of symptom resolution

SAN DIEGO — Patients who underwent laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease experienced long-term improvement in symptoms commonly misperceived to persist, according to study results.“Our take home-message is to make patients as well as our colleagues — not only the surgeons but also the primary care physicians and gastroenterologists — who are all seeing these patients with GERD symptoms understand that anti-reflux surgery aversion is not the right message for patients,” Mian Hashim Hanif, MD, a fellow at Luminis Health Anne ArundelRead More

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