Heartburn is a very common condition. When medication fails to relieve symptoms, surgery may be considered as a treatment option. The studies in this dissertation describe the quality of life following surgery, which appears to be good in both the short term and the long term. A literature study describes the optimal surgical treatment. As the surgical techniques to treat heartburn are difficult to master, we designed a new technique that leads to more reproducible results and that is easier for novice surgeons to perform. The clinical benefits of this technique must be examined further.
|Award date||19 Dec 2018|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- antireflux surgery
- quality of life
- hiatal hernia
- Nissen (surgical procedure)