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A Deep Dive Into Surface Disinfection - October 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 7 T he number of treatment options available to the estimat- ed 50 million Americans suffering with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is growing. There are now 3 FDA- approved endoscopic therapies and 2 minimally invasive surgical procedures. At least one other new procedure is in the pipeline, awaiting FDA approval. But it's important to note that as promising and potentially effective as some or all of these treat- ments may end up being, for most patients they shouldn't be the first Your Best Treatment Options for GERD • GERD WATCHING Dr. Fass and his staff examine a high-resolution esophageal manometry image to determine whether there are abnormalities in a patient's upper esophageal sphincter. Several possible interventions are available. Here are some factors to consider. Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG | Cleveland, Ohio Brian Kauffman, MetroHealth Medical Center

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