Obesity Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 11, pp 1939–1941 | Cite as

Lack of Correlation Between Morbid Obesity and Severe Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Candidates for Bariatric Surgery: Results of a Large Prospective Study

  • Alberto ZalarEmail author
  • Baya Haddouche
  • Michel Antonietti
  • Raied Alhameedi
  • Isabelle Iwanicki-Caron
  • Stéphane Lecleire
  • Philippe Ducrotté
Brief Communication


The relationship between obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a subject of debate. In this large series of 250 morbidly obese patients, all candidates for bariatric surgery, we have shown the very low prevalence of severe GERD and neither Barrett’s esophagus nor esophageal adenocarcinoma was detected. Moreover, no relationship was found between GERD and not only BMI but also abdominal diameter.


Obesity Gastroesophageal reflux disease Barrett’s esophagus 



Body mass index


Gastroesophageal reflux disease



The authors thank Richard Medeiros, Rouen University Hospital Medical editor, for editing the final manuscript. The authors have received written permission to include Richard Medeiros, the medical editor, in the acknowledgment section.

Conflict of interest

No conflicts of interest exist.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Zalar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Baya Haddouche
    • 1
  • Michel Antonietti
    • 1
  • Raied Alhameedi
    • 1
  • Isabelle Iwanicki-Caron
    • 1
  • Stéphane Lecleire
    • 1
  • Philippe Ducrotté
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology Department – UMR 1073Rouen University HospitalRouenFrance

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