Good GORD: How to select patients suitable for surgery

The first international guidance on the topic says there's no need to exclude patients with morbid obesity
Clare Pain

The first international guidance on which patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease should be referred for surgery have been launched.

A panel of experts from 15 countries, including Australia, drew up the ICARUS consensus guidelines using the Delphi technique, with 80% agreement being sufficient to make a recommendation.