Volume 1, Issue 4, October 2013, Page: 51-58
Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Hiatus Hernia: Overview and Authors' Perspective
Corinne Owers, Department of Upper GI Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK, S5 7AU
Roger Ackroyd, Department of Upper GI Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, South Yorkshire UK, S5 7AU
Received: Sep. 5, 2013;       Published: Oct. 30, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.js.20130104.12      View  3114      Downloads  212
Hiatus hernia and GORD is a common problem, with many different approaches to treatment. Management has changed dramatically over the years as new and varied treatments have become available. The treatment differs between countries depending on the availability of the various therapies. Overall, medical therapy is undoubtedly the commonest form of treatment, with surgery being used as second line therapy or for intractable symptoms. This paper provides an overview of reflux disease and the available treatments, as well as describing the most common surgical techniques, providing the practitioner with guidance as to when surgery may be a viable option.
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux, Management of Reflux Disease, Para-Oesophageal Hiatus Hernia
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Corinne Owers, Roger Ackroyd, Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Hiatus Hernia: Overview and Authors' Perspective, Journal of Surgery. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2013, pp. 51-58. doi: 10.11648/j.js.20130104.12
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