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The impact of bariatric surgery on esophageal function.

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Published:25th Mar 2020
Author: Tolone S, Savarino E, Yates RB.
Ref.:Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Jun 15.
DOI:10.1111/nyas.13107. [Epub ahead of print]

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic. There is increasing evidence that obesity is associated with benign gastroesophageal disease, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and esophageal dysmotility. Bariatric surgery-including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and adjustable gastric band placement-can effectively result in weight loss and control of obesity-related conditions, including GERD. However, there is increasing evidence that bariatric surgery itself can have a deleterious effect on esophageal function. In this review, we address the effect of obesity and bariatric surgery on esophageal dysfunction.

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