Benefit Of Surgery For Gastroesophageal Reflux Confirmed

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 21:29 in Health & Medicine

Despite the growing availability of prescription and over-the-counter medications for gastroesophageal reflux disease, surgical treatment remains a viable alternative for patients whose symptoms persist. A survey of almost 200 patients who had laparoscopic antireflux surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital produced near-normal quality-of-life scores from most respondents, who also indicated considerable satisfaction with their long-term results.

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