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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
About: Surgery to treat GERD is effective in only 40% of children
Date: 12 November 2004
Source: Health Day News
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