Published in Cardiovascular Week, September 13th, 2004
According to a study from Austria, "Operations to treat complicated gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have become the third most commonly performed general surgical procedure in large pediatric centers, and many surgical techniques have come into use to prevent gastroesophageal reflux."
M. Sanal and colleagues of Kinderchirurgie, Innsbruck wrote of their report, "This paper presents our experience with gastric tube cardioplasty, a new procedure described by Oktay Mutaf (Mutaf procedure). Eleven children with GERD were successfully operated...
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