Laparoscopic fundoplication: an alternate approach in the surgical treatment of esophageal reflux (continuing education credit).

Journal Article

1. Laparoscopic fundoplication is more "patient friendly" than the comparable open procedure, affording shorter postoperative recovery and faster return of the patient to normal activity. 2. Laparoscopic fundoplication achieves the same results and is essentially the same procedure as open fundoplication, but with smaller incisions and less pain. 3. The procedure takes time to learn, but once mastered, it cuts the OR time to approximately the same as for the open fundoplication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, NL; Broome, A; Pappas, TN

Published Date

  • May 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 7 - 11

PubMed ID

  • 8009585

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8009585

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0194-5181


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States