Lee L. Swanström (USA-France)

Jie He (China)

Michio Hongo (Japan)


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Session 27


Monday, September 4
8:00 – 9:00 am




Clinical Session 5

Clinical aspects of GERD therapy

Alternative therapies for GERD


Chairs: Donald O. Castell (USA) – Sebastian F. Schoppmann (Austria)

Discussants: Michio Hongo (Japan) – Luigi Bonavina (Italy)



  • What is the role mucosal impedance in GERD?
  • Shall we ablate patients before or after antireflux surgery?
  • How can we improve the diagnosis of extra-esophageal GERD?
  • Reflux and mucosal integrity?
  • Alternatives for surgical sphincter augmentation – Do we go magnetic? Luigi Bonavina (Italy)
  • Is endoscopic plication a way? Erwin Rieder (Austria)
  • How does electric sphincter stimulation work? The EndoStim device. (tbd)
  • How do we treat PPI resistant patients with significant motility disorder? The EndoStim device.
  • Magnetic sphincter augmentation in patients with large hiatal hernia. Jörg Zehetner (Switzerland)
  • How does Sphincter Augmentation work in patients with reflux after sleeve gastrectomy?
  • The detection of pepsin in GERD
  • Is alginate effective in NERD?
  • How long shall we use PPI in reflux hypersensitivity?
  • The role of volume reflux in PPI-resistance GERD.
  • What shall we do for those GERD patients with pH(+) while resistance to PPI?





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