What is the role of the esophagus in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

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

Usually, GERD is caused by a malfunction of one or more of these anatomic features. Proper surgical treatment requires complete preoperative and intraoperative evaluation and correction of all defective features.


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