Obesity Surgery

, Volume 28, Issue 9, pp 2920–2921 | Cite as

Attention to Technical Details Is Important for Best Outcomes with One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass

  • Kamal K. MahawarEmail author
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I read the paper by Shenouda et al. [1] published recently in “Obesity Surgery” with considerable interest. Authors should be commended for their attempt to scientifically understand one of the most controversial aspects of one anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) [2, 3]. But there are several important aspects of this study that I would seek your permission to highlight.

Authors performed routine oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) 6 months after surgery in 20 consecutive OAGB and found that 12 patients had normal mucosa or mild gastritis, 6 patients had moderate to severe gastritis, and 2 patients had severe gastritis with erosions and metaplasia.

It is worth noting that 14/20 of these patients tested positive for Helicobacter Pylori postoperatively. This is entirely in keeping with previous studies that have shown a high prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori infection in their population [4, 5, 6]. It is hence interesting that authors performed the CLO test “selectively on...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department and Institute, Bariatric UnitSunderland Royal HospitalSunderlandUK

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