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Thorac Surg Clin. 2011 Nov;21(4):489-98. doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2011.08.004. Epub 2011 Sep 16.

Management of the obese patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 850, Orange, CA 92868, USA. kreavis@uci.edu

Abstract

Obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are common chronic illnesses. They often coexist and need to be treated concomitantly. Fundoplication may be effective for the short-term control of GERD in the obese patient; however, this procedure does not induce weight loss or treat the comorbid conditions related to obesity. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a highly effective treatment of GERD, obesity, and the associated comorbidities. Surgeons who are not comfortable with a bariatric surgical procedure in these patients should either complete appropriate advanced training in bariatric surgery or refer those patients to a qualified surgeon who can offer these options.

PMID:
22040631
DOI:
10.1016/j.thorsurg.2011.08.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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