Centers of Surgical Excellence

A very large number of fundoplication procedures currently are being performed in Western societies,with an appreciable rate of subsequent surgical failure, and a strong association between failure rates and degrees of surgical experience. In many regions of Europe, surgical therapy is performed primarily in centers of excellence in which a high degree of surgical experience is concentrated. No such centers have been mandated in the United States, and most surgical procedures for GERD are performed in community hospitals by surgeons with moderate levels of experience. Given the high cost of GERD therapy, particularly among patients with failed therapy for GERD, important cost savings will be realized when centers of excellence are established for initial endo-scopic and surgical anti-reflux therapy.

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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