This volume provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the major issues specific to the field of antireflux surgery. It provides exceptional instructional detail regarding performance of antireflux surgery from leading esophageal surgeons around the world. This volume represents the only resource of its kind dedicated specifically to the issues unique to antireflux surgery. It is rich in detail and helpful illustrations that instruct surgeons in proper technique as well as presenting the reasoning behind various techniques. Written by experts in the field, Antireflux Surgery is of great value to practicing surgeons who perform gastrointestinal surgery, medical students, surgical residents, and fellows.
- Extensively illustrated
- Written by experts in the field
- First book dedicated specifically to Antireflux Surgery
Table of Contents
1. Surgical Anatomy of the Esophageal Hiatus.- 2. Effects of Reflux on the Esophageal Mucosa.- 3. Epidemiology and Socioeconomics of Reflux Disease.- 4. Medical Therapy for GERD.- 5. Indications for Antireflux Surgery. 6. The Relation of Hiatal Hernia to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.- 7. The Lower Esophageal Sphincter.- 8. Preoperative Evaluation and Testing for GERD.- 9. Complete Fundoplications: Indications and Technique.- 10. Posterior Partial Fundoplications: Indications and Technique.- 11. Anterior Partial Fundoplications: Indications and Technique.- 12. Paraesophageal Hernia: indications and technique.- 13. The Hill Antireflux Operations Repair and its Variants.- 4. Endoscopic Therapies for Reflux Disease.- 15. Magnetic LES Augmentation: The LINX Procedure.- 16. GERD Treatment in the Bariatric Population.- 17. Perioperative Complications and their Management.- 18. The Use of Mesh in Hiatal Hernia Repair.- 19. The Short Esophagus.- 20. Poor Esophageal Motility: A Tailored Approach?.- 21. Delayed Gastric Emptying and Reflux Disease.- 22. Reoperative Antireflux Surgery.- 23. Side Effects of Fundoplication and How to Deal with Them.- 24. Outcomes of Antireflux Surgery.