Optimization of outcome after laparoscopic antireflux surgery

ANZ J Surg. 2006 Apr;76(4):258-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2006.03691.x.


Laparoscopic fundoplication has emerged as an effective treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. The majority of patients who have undergone antireflux surgery report an improvement in reflux symptoms and in quality of life. However, some patients are dissatisfied with the outcome of antireflux surgery, and attempts have been made by surgeons to improve the results of this surgery. Careful case selection based on objective evidence of acid reflux, refinement of the surgical technique and 'tailoring' the wrap to suit the patient by selective use of a partial fundoplication may help to optimize the outcome from laparoscopic antireflux surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Barrett Esophagus / surgery
  • Comorbidity
  • Deglutition Disorders / epidemiology
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders / epidemiology
  • Fundoplication* / adverse effects
  • Fundoplication* / methods
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / epidemiology
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / psychology
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology
  • Treatment Outcome