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J Minim Access Surg. 2018 Jun 27. doi: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_43_18. [Epub ahead of print]

A prospective study of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease symptoms and quality of life 1-year post-laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

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Department of Upper GI Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

Abstract

Introduction:

There are concerns that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) can cause severe gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). The aim of this study was to assess GORD symptoms and quality of life following LSG.

Methods:

A prospective study of patients undergoing LSG (2014-2016) was performed with follow-up by DeMeester Reflux/Regurgitation Score, Bariatric Quality of Life Index (BQLI) and Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System (BAROS) Score pre-operatively, 6 months and 1-year post-operatively.

Results:

Twenty-two patients were studied. Mean modified DeMeester Reflux/Regurgitation Score improved from 2.25 (±0.67) pre-operatively to 0.81 (±0.25) at 12 months (P = 0.04). At 12 months, two patients had symptomatic reflux, but overall satisfaction score was unaffected. Mean BQLI Score underwent a non-significant improvement at 12 months. BAROS Score showed all patients to have excellent (n = 19) or very good (n = 3) results (12 months).

Conclusion:

GORD symptoms improve for most patients' 1-year post-operatively. A small proportion of patients will develop troublesome GORD, but overall satisfaction remains high.

KEYWORDS:

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy; quality of life

PMID:
29974879
DOI:
10.4103/jmas.JMAS_43_18
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