Outcome after laparoscopic antireflux surgery and hiatal hernia repair

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Bouvy, Nicole, Supervisor
  • van de Poll, Marcel, Co-Supervisor
Award date19 Dec 2018
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789493014954
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • heartburn
  • antireflux surgery
  • quality of life
  • hiatal hernia
  • Nissen (surgical procedure)

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