Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Gastro-esophageal Junction

2014-11-18 05:23:22 | BioPortfolio


This study will assess short and long term outcomes of individuals undergoing minimally invasive surgery of the gastro-esophageal junction (MISGEJ). Patients will respond to questionnaires on an annual basis evaluating quality of life and functionality following MISGEJ. Hospital charts will also be reviewed on an annual basis to assess patient health outcomes.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective




Ottawa Hospital Research Institute




Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-11-18T05:23:22-0500

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A motility disorder of the ESOPHAGUS in which the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER (near the CARDIA) fails to relax resulting in functional obstruction of the esophagus, and DYSPHAGIA. Achalasia is characterized by a grossly contorted and dilated esophagus (megaesophagus).

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