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Several specialists join together to present from the 2014 Benign Esophageal Conference

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe indications for Gastropexy
  • List options for anti-reflux wraps
  • Discuss indications for performing Roux-en-Y  and Esophagectomy
  • Describe management of the diaphragm and crus in the GPEH patients

Reading Resources:

  1. Luketich et al, AATS,  JTCVS 2010.
  2. Koch OO, Antoniou SA, Kaindlstorfer A, Asche KU, Granderath FA, Pointner R. Effectiveness of laparoscopic total and partial fundoplication on extraesophageal manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease: a randomized study. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2012 Oct;22(5):387-91.
  3. Oelschlager BK1, Pellegrini CA, Hunter J, Soper N, Brunt M, Sheppard B, Jobe B, Polissar N, Mitsumori L, Nelson J, Swanstrom L. Biologic prosthesis reduces recurrence after laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair: a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial. Ann Surg. 2006 Oct;244(4):481-90.
  4. Rathore et al, JSLS. 2007 Oct-Dec;11(4):456-60.


Drs. Awais, D’Cunha, and Levy have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Luketich has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Accuray
  • Stockholder: Express Scripts, Inc., Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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**This module qualifies for the ABS MOC training

Release Date: 2/10/2015 | Last Modified On: 5/2/2016 | Expires: 5/2/2017

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