2014-03-17 17:24:59 UTC

Sleeve Gastrectomy Often Worsens GERD

March 20, 2014

A new article in GI & Hepatology News reports that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy not only fails to improve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in most patients who undergo the weight-loss procedure, it actually worsens GERD symptoms.

A new article in GI & Hepatology News reports that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) not only fails to improve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in most patients who undergo the weight-loss procedure, it actually worsens GERD symptoms in many of them and induces GERD in 9 percent. 

In addition, patients with preexisting GERD who undergo LSG have high rates of surgical complications; revision surgery; failure to achieve weight loss; and failure to resolve weight-related comorbidities such as diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and hypertension. For more details, read the full article in GI & Hepatology News.

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