Effects of bariatric surgery on gastroesophageal reflux

Tutuian, Radu (2014). Effects of bariatric surgery on gastroesophageal reflux. Current opinion in gastroenterology, 30(4), pp. 434-438. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000083

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are two prevalent conditions with important impact on health resource utilization around the world. Obesity is a known risk factor in the pathogenesis of GERD. When conservative measures fail, bariatric surgery remains the only option to lose weight and correct obesity-related comorbidities. The influence of bariatric surgery on GERD depends on which bariatric intervention is used. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies indicate that laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy have little influence on preexisting GERD symptoms and findings, but some patients may develop GERD after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. A number of studies have documented that laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass improves GERD symptoms and findings, making it the preferred procedure for morbid obese patients with concomitant GERD. SUMMARY: Current findings provide good arguments for searching for and treating GERD in patients scheduled to undergo bariatric surgery. The presence of GERD might represent a relative contraindication for sleeve gastrectomy or gastric banding or both. Gastric bypass might be the procedure of choice in morbid obese patients with GERD symptoms or findings or both.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Gastroenterology

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Tutuian, Radu


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Lippincott Williams & Wilkins




Lilian Karin Smith-Wirth

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16 Apr 2015 15:53

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06 Nov 2015 09:41

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

gastric banding, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastroesophageal reflux disease, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy





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