© 2016

Fundoplication Surgery

A Clinical Guide to Optimizing Results

  • Ralph W. Aye
  • John Hunter
  • Provides tools for addressing ambiguous symptoms or test results

  • Written by experts in antireflux surgery

  • Confront the issues that have hindered the broader use of fundoplication nationally


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andreas M. Schneider, Brian E. Louie
    Pages 1-17
  3. Sergio A. Toledo-Valdovinos, Kelly R. Haisley, John G. Hunter
    Pages 19-29
  4. Stephanie G. Worrell, Joshua A. Boys, Steven R. DeMeester
    Pages 31-37
  5. Robert B. Yates, Brant Oelschlager, Andrew Wright
    Pages 39-54
  6. David Gotley
    Pages 91-108
  7. David I. Watson, Björn Törnqvist
    Pages 109-121
  8. Stuart Jon Spechler
    Pages 133-139
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-153

About this book


This book is intended for surgeons wanting to take their antireflux practice to an advanced level. It focuses on what experts do in real life, highlights pitfalls in skillful patient selection and fundoplication surgical technique, and addresses how to handle the “curve balls”.  It also provides recommendations on obtaining high patient satisfaction and building relationships with referring physicians.  It is intended as an “expert” level manual to help readers move to the next level in their practices. From patient assessment and selection, anticipation of perioperative challenges,  intraoperative problem-solving and technique, and postoperative management of side-effects, to reducing long-term recurrence rates and resumption of antisecretory medication, these expert authors dig deep to share the pearls of wisdom that make the difference between the average surgeon and the expert.

Written by experts in the field, Fundoplication Surgery: A Clinical Guide to Optimizing Results confronts the issues that have hindered the broader use of fundoplication nationally and is a valuable resource and reference guide for addressing ambiguous symptoms and test results in one’s practice. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph W. Aye
    • 1
  • John Hunter
    • 2
  1. 1.Thoracic and Foregut SurgerySwedish Medical Center and Swedish Cancer InstituteSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryOregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

About the editors

Ralph Williams Aye, MD, FACS
Staff thoracic and esophageal surgeon
Clinical Program Leader, Thoracic Oncology
Fellowship Director, Minimally Invasive Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery
Chair, Quality Committee, Swedish Cancer Institute
Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Cancer Institute
Thoracic and Foregut Surgery
Seattle, WA 

John G Hunter, MD, FACS, FRCS Edin (hon)
Mackenzie Professsor and Chair, Surgery
Editor in Chief, World Journal of Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fundoplication Surgery
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide to Optimizing Results
  • Editors Ralph W. Aye
    John Hunter
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-25092-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79733-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-25094-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 153
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“The purpose is to provide guidance from the giants in the field of antireflux surgery on the management of complex foregut cases. … It should be required reading for minimally invasive fellows because they will rarely come across the shortened esophagus or difficult to close hiatus early in their career. … Having this book in their library and being familiar with its content gives surgeons a leg up in those difficult cases so that patients can experience a good outcome.” (Peter Nau, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2016)