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Surgery to treat GERD is effective in only 40% of children

The third most common major surgical procedure performed on children is fundoplication (surgical strengthening of stomach to esophagus sphincter) but researchers have found that for many, this is but a short term solution to their GERD. The study found that 50% of subjects started suffering from GERD symptoms only months after surgery. Most medications are only effective in the short term.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Health Day News

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About: Surgery to treat GERD is effective in only 40% of children

Date: 12 November 2004

Source: Health Day News

URL: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=97&ncid=751&e=9&u=/hsn/20041113/hl_hsn/surgeryforgerdinkidsdoesntwork

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