Long-term results of robotic modified belsey (Gastroesophageal valvuloplasty) fundoplication

Farid Gharagozloo, Basher Atiquzzaman, Barbara Tempesta, Rc Tolboom, Mark Meyer, Stephan Gruessner

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Purpose: Nissen fundoplication is associated with poor long-term durability, as well as dysphasia and gas bloat. We report here the long-term results of modified Belsey fundoplication (Gastroesophageal Valvu-loplasty; GEV) performed laparoscopically using a surgical robot. Methods: Patients who underwent robotic GEV were reviewed retrospectively. Operations were performed by laparoscopy and included robotic dissection of the esophageal hiatus, primary closure of the hiatus, followed by intussusception of a 4 cm segment of the esophagus into the stomach for 270°, and suspension of the fundoplication on the hiatal closure. The results were assessed by postoperative endoscopy, contrast esophagography, a Subjective Symptom Questionnaire (SSQ), and objective Visick grading. Results: There were 291 patients (156 male, 135 female, mean age 51±14 years). Indications were intractability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical technology international
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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