New outpatient procedures for GERD present alternatives

Clin Resour Manag. 2001 Jan;2(1):10-2, 1.


Heartburn getting serious clinical attention. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can cause inflammation of the vocal cords or even cancer of the esophagus. But even the more prosaic symptoms should be enough to get clinicians to investigate these two new surgical interventions for heartburn.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Drug Costs
  • Esophagogastric Junction / surgery*
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / drug therapy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / surgery*
  • Gastrointestinal Agents / economics
  • Gastrointestinal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Proton Pumps / agonists
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United States


  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Proton Pumps