Managing Gastroparesis in the Setting of Obesity
Patients with symptomatic gastroparesis often suffer from overweight or obesity due to maladaptive dietary habits employed to help cope with symptoms of delayed gastric emptying. Increasingly, patients who are obese and also suffer from refractory gastroparesis symptoms are encountered. Roux-en Y gastric bypass (with and without removal of the remnant bypassed stomach) has been used as a dual treatment for concurrent obesity and gastroparesis symptoms with good results.
KeywordsObesity Morbid obesity Gastroparesis Roux-en Y gastric bypass Subtotal gastrectomy Partial gastrectomy Body mass index Sleeve gastrectomy
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