Current medical treatment and indications for surgical referral for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Referral and Consultation

abstract

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem in medical practice. Estimates are that 10% of the U.S. population will experience daily heartburn and up to 40% will have symptomatic GERD on a frequent basis. Current medical therapy allows physicians to provide complete symptom relief, maintain long-term symptom remission and prevent complications. New advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques have made antireflux surgery an attractive alternate for long-term management in selected patients. This article reviews current medical treatment and indications for surgical referral in GERD.

publication date

  • April 1997

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9253080

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 169

end page

  • 72

volume

  • 9

number

  • 2