Outcomes

Outcomes after antireflux surgery are excellent with 85 to 95% of patients experiencing relief of symptoms. These outcomes persist long-term (5 or more years), and can be demonstrated with objective measurements (manometry and pH evaluation) or subjective criteria (Gastrointestinal Quality of Life

Index). Failure of the operation to correct reflux and/or recurrent symptoms after a period of apparent success occurs in 5 to 20% of patients within the first 10 years. The etiology of recurrent symptoms can be multiple (technical errors at surgery, disruption of the wrap, poor wound healing, etc) and may require treatment with either medical therapy or re-operation. If a second operation is required, the majority of patients will still have long-term resolution of GERD.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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