Long-term evaluation of patient satisfaction and reflux symptoms after laparoscopic fundoplication with Collis gastroplasty.
BACKGROUND: Esophageal shortening is a complication of advanced gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For patients with short esophagus, Collis gastroplasty combined with fundoplication provides excellent symptomatic relief from GERD disease. The literature lacks studies comparing satisfaction and reflux symptoms between patients who underwent Nissen fundoplication with Collis gastroplasty and those who had primary fundoplication alone. This study aimed to assess long-term satisfaction and GERD-related quality of life after laparoscopic Collis-Nissen fundoplication, and to compare them with those for Nissen fundoplication alone. METHODS: A nested case-control study was conducted. In this study, 14 cases of laparoscopic Collis-Nissen fundoplications were matched for age, gender, and length of the follow-up period to a cohort of 120 control subjects who underwent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. All the patients were mailed a follow-up survey which included a Short Form-12 (SF-12) health status (quality-of-life) questionnaire (a validated quality-of-life instrument), a Quality of Life in Reflux and Dyspepsia (QOLRAD) questionnaire (a GERD-specific quality-of-life instrument), and queries regarding long-term satisfaction and medication use. RESULTS: Both groups showed a significant postoperative increase in QOLRAD mean scores (p = 0.01). However, the difference in the delta (postoperative-preoperative) score between the two groups was not significant (Fig. 1). There were no differences in mental (MCS) or physical (PCS) SF-12 scores between the two groups. The rate of satisfaction with the surgery was similar in the Nissen-Collis fundoplication (87.5%) and Nissen fundoplication (87%) groups. CONCLUSIONS: Collis gastroplasty combined with Nissen fundoplication is an effective procedure for patients with a shortened esophagus diagnosed intraoperatively during antireflux surgery. Patient satisfaction, postoperative quality of life, and QOLRAD score improvement after this procedure are comparable with those observed in patients treated with Nissen fundoplication alone.
Youssef, YK; Shekar, N; Lutfi, R; Richards, WO; Torquati, A
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