1. Definition and Pathophysiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
2. Symptom Spectrum in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
3. Diagnostic Investigations in GERD
4. Medical Therapy of GERD
5. Indications for Interventional and Surgical Therapy in GERD
6. Endoscopic Therapy for GERD
7. Surgical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
8. The Nissen Fundoplication
9. The Posterior Partial Toupet Hemifundoplication
10. Controversies Regarding Mesh Implantation for Hiatal Reinforcement in GERD and Hiatal Hernia Surgery
11. Robotic Hiatal Hernia Repair
12. Management of the Short Esophagus in GERD
13. Overview and Management of Paraesophageal Hernias
14. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Sleeve Gastrectomy: Pathophysiology and Available Treatments
15. Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
16. Endostim Implantation
17. Causes of Failures After Antireflux Surgery and Indication, Technique and Results of Laparoscopic Redo-Antireflux Procedures
This book provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview on the established knowledge in the field of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as well as a current insight into new algorithms involving new diagnostic tools and new endoscopic and surgical techniques. The integration of these new findings in updated therapeutic decision making is demonstrated. The book reviews the latest literature on new diagnostic findings to better discriminate between different benign disorders of the esophagus and stomach. It describes the decision making to establish indications for the variety of established and new therapeutic options in the management of the disease. It also describes in detail new therapeutic techniques, which provides excellent back-up information for every clinician in daily practice.
Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons, nurses, technicians, students and researchers with an interest in esophageal and upper GI- disease.
• Written by experts in the field of surgery.
• Provides an overview of novel algorithms, diagnostic tools, and endoscopic surgical techniques.
• Provides demonstrated decision making on the integration of new therapies for the management of GERD.
• Includes a review of current literature on new diagnostic findings.
• Santiago Horgan University of California, San DiegoCenter for the Future of SurgeryLa Jolla, CAUSA
• Karl-Hermann FuchsUniversity of California, San DiegoCenter for the Future of SurgeryLa Jolla, CAUSA