Craig T. Albanese, MD, MBA

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  • Laparoscopic antireflux procedures in children: evaluating the evidence. Seminars in laparoscopic surgery Sydorak, R. M., Albanese, C. T. 2002; 9 (3): 133-138


    A growing number of the pediatric antireflux procedures are performed laparoscopically. Although there are no prospective randomized studies comparing conventional open surgery to laparoscopic surgery, there are retrospective and anecdotal data suggesting that the laparoscopic approach is at least as good and, in many cases, better than the open procedure. Once the significant learning curve is achieved, one may attain similar operative times with the benefit of magnification and enhanced visualization of the operative field compared to open surgery. The greatest benefits of laparoscopic antireflux surgery are the cosmetic result, a decrease in postoperative analgesia requirements, and an earlier return to normal daily life for both parents and their children.

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