Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 213--220

Quality of life after Nissen fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: Comparison between long- and short-term follow-up

P S. S Castelijns1, J E. H Ponten1, M C. G vd Poll2, ND Bouvy3, JF Smulders1 
1 Department of Surgery, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven, 5623 EJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 Department of Surgery, MUMC+; Department of Intensive Care, 6229 HX Maastricht, The Netherlands
3 Department of Surgery, MUMC+, 6229 HX Maastricht, The Netherlands

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Dr. J F Smulders
Department of Surgery, Catharina Hospital Eindhoven Michelangelolaan 2, 5623 EJ Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Introduction: Nissen fundoplication is the golden standard for surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Numerous studies report excellent short-term results. However, data regarding long-term quality of life are lacking. The aim of this study is to investigate the long-term quality of life after Nissen fundoplication in patients with GERD and to compare this with the short-term results. Patients and Methods: We retrospectively analysed all patients who underwent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for GERD between January 2004 and January 2016. All patients received a validated GERD-Health-Related Quality of Life questionnaire by mail to assess post-operative quality of life. Maximum quality of life is represented by a score of 75. Secondary outcome measures were complications and recurrence rate. Results: One hundred and seventy-five (77.1%) of the 227 operated patients returned the questionnaire. The median follow-up was 3.7 (0.1–10.3) years. Mean age was 51.6 (range 15–85) and 72 patients were male. We report an excellent quality of life with a median total score of 70 (range 2–75). Re-operation rate was 13.6% (23/169); the re-operation was due to recurrent reflux in 12 patients and due to persistent dysphagia in 11 patients. 91.3% of the re-operations were performed within the first 5 years after surgery. Mortality rate was zero. Conclusion: We report a large series of single-centre, single-surgeon laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Despite the re-operation rate of 13.6%, we found excellent long-term symptomatic outcome. There was no difference between short- and long-term results.


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Castelijns P S, Ponten J E, vd Poll M C, Bouvy N D, Smulders J F. Quality of life after Nissen fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: Comparison between long- and short-term follow-up.J Min Access Surg 2018;14:213-220


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Castelijns P S, Ponten J E, vd Poll M C, Bouvy N D, Smulders J F. Quality of life after Nissen fundoplication in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: Comparison between long- and short-term follow-up. J Min Access Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 14 ];14:213-220
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