Obesity is associated with the development of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia (HH). This study aimed to assess practice patterns regarding concomitant HH repair (HHR) during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). The incidence of concomitant HHR with LSG or LRYGB was analyzed using the 2015 Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program database. One hundred thirty thousand, seven hundred seventy-two patients underwent RYGB (30.5%) and LSG (69.5%). Concomitant HHR was more common, despite less GERD, in SG patients compared to RYGB (21.0% vs 10.8%, p < 0.0001; adjusted OR 2.14, 95% CI 2.06–2.22). This marked difference in the intraoperative management of HH during bariatric surgeries may hinder our ability to evaluate the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on GERD.
Hiatal hernia Bariatric surgery Sleeve gastrectomy Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Obesity
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Conflicts of Interest
Dr. Docimo reports non-financial support from Boston Scientific, from null, outside the submitted work; Dr. Spaniolas reports non-financial support from Mallincktodt, grants from Merck, outside the submitted work; Dr. Pryor reports personal fees from Ethicon, personal fees from Medtronic, personal fees from Stryker, and from Gore, and grants from Baranova and from Obalon, outside the submitted work; Drs. Bates and Talamini have no conflicts of interest. Uzma Rahmana has no conflicts of interest.
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