Nissen and Gastroplasty in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

This study has been completed.
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G. Hatzikosta General Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 30, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2009
History: No changes posted
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication has established itself as the procedure of choice in the surgical management of the majority of patients suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Postoperative paraesophageal herniation has incidence ranges up to 7% in the immediate postoperative period. This randomized controlled study was scheduled to investigate the role of the posterior gastropexy, in combination with laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, in prevention of paraesophageal herniation and improvement of postoperative results, in surgical treatment of GERD.

Condition Intervention Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Hiatal Hernia
Barrett's Esophagus
Procedure: Nissen
Procedure: Gastropexy
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Combined With Posterior Gastropexy in Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication combined with posterior gastropexy may prevent postoperative paraesophageal or sliding herniation in surgical treatment of GERD [ Time Frame: 9-94 months postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: January 2002
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: April 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Nissen
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Procedure: Nissen
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Active Comparator: Gastropexy
Procedure/Surgery Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication combined with posterior gastropexy
Procedure: Nissen
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Procedure: Gastropexy
posterior gastropexy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >18 years
  • Indications for surgical treatment of GERD
  • ASA I, II

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous gastric procedures
  • Conversion to open procedure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00872755

G. Hatzikosta General Hospital Department of Surgery
Ioannina, Epirus, Greece, 45001
Sponsors and Collaborators
G. Hatzikosta General Hospital
Study Chair: Evangelos C. Tsimoyiannis, M.D. chairman G. Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece
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Responsible Party: Evangelos C. Tsimoyiannis, G. Hatzikosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece Identifier: NCT00872755     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GH-1948-02, GHDS-12345-2
Study First Received: March 30, 2009
Last Updated: March 30, 2009
Health Authority: Greece: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Barrett Esophagus
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Hernia, Hiatal
Deglutition Disorders
Digestive System Abnormalities
Digestive System Diseases
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hernia, Diaphragmatic
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on November 25, 2015