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GERD after Bariatric Surgery. Can We Expect Endoscopic Findings?

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Endocrine, Metabolic and Bariatric Unit, Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Center of Excellence for the EAC-BC, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
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ELSAN, Clinique Saint Michel, Centre Chirurgical de l’Obésité, 83100 Toulon, France
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Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Igualada University Hospital, Av. Catalunya 11, Igualada, 08700 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron 119-129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
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UCON, Obesity and Nutrition Surgery Unit, Corachan Clinic, Tres Torres, 7, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
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Endocrine, Metabolic and Bariatric Unit, Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Fuenlabrada University Hospital, Rey Juan Carlos University, Camino del Molino, 2, 28942 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editor: Giovanni Tarantino
Medicina 2021, 57(5), 506; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57050506
Received: 7 April 2021 / Revised: 7 May 2021 / Accepted: 13 May 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021
Background and Objectives: Bariatric surgery remains the gold standard treatment for morbidly obese patients. Roux-en-y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are the most frequently performed surgeries worldwide. Obesity has also been related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The management of a preoperative diagnosis of GERD, with/without hiatal hernia before bariatric surgery, is mandatory. Endoscopy can show abnormal findings that might influence the final type of surgery. The aim of this article is to discuss and review the evidence related to the endoscopic findings after bariatric surgery. Materials and Methods: A systematic review of the literature has been conducted, including all recent articles related to endoscopic findings after bariatric surgery. Our review of the literature has included 140 articles, of which, after final review, only eight were included. The polled articles included discussion of the endoscopy findings after roux-en-y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Results: We found that the specific care of bariatric patients might include an endoscopic diagnosis when GERD symptoms are present. Conclusions: Recent evidence has shown that endoscopic follow-up after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy could be advisable, due to the pathological findings in endoscopic procedures in asymptomatic patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: gastroesophageal reflux disease; endoscopy; bariatric surgery; sleeve gastrectomy; gastric bypass; hiatal hernia; obesity; GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease; endoscopy; bariatric surgery; sleeve gastrectomy; gastric bypass; hiatal hernia; obesity; GERD
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Vilallonga, R.; Sanchez-Cordero, S.; Umpiérrez Mayor, N.; Molina, A.; Cirera de Tudela, A.; Ruiz-Úcar, E.; Carrasco, M.A. GERD after Bariatric Surgery. Can We Expect Endoscopic Findings? Medicina 2021, 57, 506. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57050506

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Vilallonga R, Sanchez-Cordero S, Umpiérrez Mayor N, Molina A, Cirera de Tudela A, Ruiz-Úcar E, Carrasco MA. GERD after Bariatric Surgery. Can We Expect Endoscopic Findings? Medicina. 2021; 57(5):506. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57050506

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Vilallonga, Ramon, Sergi Sanchez-Cordero, Nicolas Umpiérrez Mayor, Alicia Molina, Arturo Cirera de Tudela, Elena Ruiz-Úcar, and Manel A. Carrasco. 2021. "GERD after Bariatric Surgery. Can We Expect Endoscopic Findings?" Medicina 57, no. 5: 506. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina57050506

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