Perioperative Risk of Laparoscopic Fundoplication: Safer than Previously Reported—Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program 2005 to 2009
Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 05/17/2012
Niebisch S et al. – Analysis of this large cohort demonstrates remarkably low 30–day morbidity and mortality of laparoscopic fundoplication. This is particularly true in patients younger than 70 years, who are likely undergoing fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease. These data suggest that surgical therapy carries an acceptable risk profile.