Medical Versus Surgical Management of Uncomplicated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

  • Erik Wallace
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
  • Ross Meidinger

Significant advances have occurred in both medical and surgical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), an extremely common condition in the United States and other industrialized nations. This chapter explores the pros and cons of medical versus surgical management of uncomplicated GERD. Subsequent chapters deal with other related issues, and a chapter introducing endoscopic options for management is included later in Chapter 42. The importance of this topic is underscored by development of a protocol for systematic review of the topic (Wileman et al.), the results of which have not yet been published.


Proton Pump Inhibitor Lower Esophageal Sphincter GERD Symptom Erosive Esophagitis Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Wallace
    • 1
  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 2
  • Ross Meidinger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineOklahoma University-TulsaTulsaUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  3. 3.University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA

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