GERD Outcomes

Full Title

Outcomes After Medical and Surgical Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Purpose of Study

The aims of this study are to create a prospective database to evaluate the long term outcomes of medical and surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); to measure standard outcomes as well as patient derived outcomes such as general and disease specific quality of life (QOL) issues and patient satisfaction; to refine the parameters that may identify patients who will benefit from surgery for GERD; and to identify possible determinants of failure of both medical and surgical treatments of reflux.

Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh

Principal Investigator: James D. Luketich, MD


Research Type

Contact Information

James Luketich, MD 

Julie Ward, RN,BSN


  • Scheduled for a surgical intervention for the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), achalasia, or hiatal hernia at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center by one of the study investigators.
  • Agree to complete baseline and follow-up quality of life questionnaires.

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