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Surgery to treat GERD is effective in only 40 percent 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 percent 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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