SSAT Maintenance of Certification: Literature Review on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Hiatal Hernia

Nathaniel J. Soper

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Abstract

Background: This article reviews the current literature pertaining to the diagnosis and management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia. Discussion: GERD is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the USA. For effective management, a conclusive diagnosis must be made. Most patients are effectively managed by acid suppression therapy, whereas others require procedural treatment. Endoluminal treatment of GERD is an option, but long-term results of this therapy are unknown. The "gold standard" surgical treatment of GERD is laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Large hiatal hernias are difficult to manage with a relatively high rate of recurrent hiatal hernia. Conclusion: Whether or not to use mesh at the hiatus to decrease this occurrence is currently debatable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1472-1476
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Endoluminal treatment
  • GERD
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Nissen fundoplication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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