Magnetic sphincter augmentation better than PPIs for intractable GERD

M3 Global Newsdesk Sep 10, 2018

Among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), nearly 90% who underwent laparoscopic magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) reported relief of regurgitation, compared with 10% of patients on twice-daily proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), according to a new study in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

“Treating GERD surgically corrects the sphincter defects and significantly reduces the number of reflux events, rather than merely reducing the acidity of the refluxate,” wrote...

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