Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--27

Quality of life and patient satisfaction 3 months and 3 years after laparoscopic nissen«SQ»s fundoplication


Emad Hamdy, Ahmed Abd El-Raouf, Mohamed El-Hemaly, Tarek Salah, Ehab El-Hanafy, Mohamed Mostafa, Nabil GadEl Hak 
 Gastroenterology Surgical Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Nabil GadEl Hak
Gastroenterology Surgical Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura
Egypt

Background/Aim: This study is based on studying the quality of life and degree of satisfaction among gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients after Laparoscopic Nissen«SQ»s fundoplication (LNF) operations. Summary Background Data: A GERD patient is most interested in symptom relief, whereas his surgeon will also be interested in the improvement of anatomical and functional investigations. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients with symptoms of GERD, adequate motility study and positive 24-hour pH studies underwent LNF in El-Mansoura Gastroenterology Center between 2002 and 2004. All patients completed the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease-Health Related Quality Of Life (GERD-HRQL) questionnaire both pre- and postoperatively (early within 3 months after operation and late after 3 years). Furthermore, all patients were given a form with 4 grades (excellent, good, fair and poor) and they were requested to freely assess both the early and late clinical outcomes. Results: There was statistically significant improvement in all the items of the GERD-HRQL questionnaire, both early and late ( P < 0.001). With regard to patient satisfaction; only 58 cases showed excellent clinical satisfaction early postoperatively, while 29, 8 and 5 patients showed good, fair and poor responses, respectively. These figures improved on late followup ( P < 0.05), i.e., 76 excellent, 16 good and 8 fair results. Conclusions: LNF improves all the items of quality of life among GERD patients significantly ( P < 0.001). Patient satisfaction after LNF improves with time; 58 cases showed early postoperative excellent clinical satisfaction as compared to 76 late cases ( P <0.05). However, LNF may not be the standard management of reflux symptoms, particularly from some patients«SQ» perspective.


How to cite this article:
Hamdy E, El-Raouf AA, El-Hemaly M, Salah T, El-Hanafy E, Mostafa M, GadEl Hak N. Quality of life and patient satisfaction 3 months and 3 years after laparoscopic nissen's fundoplication.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2008;14:24-27


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Hamdy E, El-Raouf AA, El-Hemaly M, Salah T, El-Hanafy E, Mostafa M, GadEl Hak N. Quality of life and patient satisfaction 3 months and 3 years after laparoscopic nissen's fundoplication. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 Jan 24 ];14:24-27
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