According to a study published in the American Gastroenterological
Association (AGA) journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, more
than 60 percent of the children who received surgical fundoplication to
control gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) had recurring symptoms of
the disease months following surgery.
The procedure is the third most common major surgical procedure performed
in children. Overall, fundoplication as a treatment for GERD in children
needs further evaluation.
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