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Surgery beneficial to heartburn

10th November 2008

NHS research has suggested that people with chronic heartburn should be offered surgery so they do not have to spend the rest of their lives taking medication.

The results of a £1m trial revealed that only 14% of patients were still taking pills one year after they had keyhole surgery, in comparison with 90% of patients who did not have surgery. Study leader, Professor Adrian Grant, said: "It looks pretty promising. I think these results will mean that surgeons will be suggesting the operation in those patients who are not quite so bad."


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Article Information

Title: Surgery beneficial to heartburn
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9127
Date Added: 10th Nov 2008


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