Robotic Laparoscopic Modified Belsey Procedure (Gastroesophageal Valvuloplasty) for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Farid Gharagozloo
  • Marc Margolis
  • Eric Strother
  • Barbara Tempesta


Gastroesophageal reflux is a common disease affecting one in five Americans. Medical therapy is the primary treatment modality. Surgical therapy attempts to create a physiological barrier to gastrointestinal reflux; yet, allow normal swallowing. This historical review provides the support for the development of a unique approach to reflux. The steps of the robotic laparoscopic modified Belsey Procedure (gastroesophageal valvuloplasty) (RLGV) are described in detail. The outcomes of this unique approach are described as well.


Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD Stomach fundoplication Nissen fundoplication Dor fundoplication Toupet fundoplication Belsey fundoplication Esophagoscopy Robotics Laparoscopy Minimally invasive surgery Gastroparesis Acid suppressive therapy Esophageal pH monitoring Anterior fundoplication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farid Gharagozloo
    • 1
  • Marc Margolis
    • 2
  • Eric Strother
    • 3
  • Barbara Tempesta
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Thoracic Surgery, Global Robotics InstituteFlorida Hospital CelebrationCelebrationUSA
  2. 2.MedStar Georgetown University HospitalWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.Washington Institute of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The George Washington University Medical CenterWashington, DCUSA
  4. 4.Center for Advanced Thoracic SurgeryFlorida Hospital CelebrationCelebrationUSA

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