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Gastroesophageal Reflux and Severe Obesity

Anita P. Courcoulas, Bestoun H. Ahmed
Gastroesophageal Reflux and Severe Obesity is a topic covered in the Pearson's General Thoracic.

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Key Points

  • There is an increased incidence of reflux disease in severely obese people.
  • Routine antireflux surgery has a higher failure rate in the severely obese.
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass is an effective antireflux operation and addresses other obesity-related comorbid conditions. Sleeve gastrectomy, a more recent bariatric procedure, may worsen the reflux.

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Key Points

  • There is an increased incidence of reflux disease in severely obese people.
  • Routine antireflux surgery has a higher failure rate in the severely obese.
  • Laparoscopic gastric bypass is an effective antireflux operation and addresses other obesity-related comorbid conditions. Sleeve gastrectomy, a more recent bariatric procedure, may worsen the reflux.

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Last updated: May 11, 2020