What are the indications for fundoplication in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: Marco G Patti, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Indications for fundoplication include the following:

  • Patients with symptoms that are not completely controlled by proton pump inhibitors

  • Patients with well-controlled reflux disease who desire definitive, one-time treatment

  • The presence of Barrett esophagus

  • The presence of extraesophageal manifestations

  • Young patients

  • Poor patient compliance with medications

  • Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

  • Patients with cardiac conduction defects

  • Cost of medical therapy

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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