Removal of Magnetic Les Augmentation Device

Cristina R Harnsberger, MD, Ryan C Broderick, MD, Martin A Berducci, MD, Catherine Beck, MD, Alberto S Gallo, MD, Moneer Almadani, MD, Bryan J Sandler, MD, Garth R Jacobsen, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD. University Of California, San Diego.

Magnetic lower esophageal sphincter (LES) augmentation devices are being placed in patients for management of gastroesophageal reflux disease, however, the technique for device removal is not well described. The patient presented in the following video developed severe dysphagia following device placement, which was refractory to non-operative management. The subsequent removal of the magnetic LES augmentation device is depicted, and the steps of the operation are described.

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