Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Morbidly Obese

  • Rebecca Thoreson
  • Lee Swanström
  • Sayeed Ikramuddin

With the widespread acceptance of laparoscopic procedures for treatment of morbid obesity, has come the proposal that morbidly obese patients who suffer with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) should be treated by laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass rather than by an antireflux procedure. This chapter addresses this controversy. The procedures described, and the specific modifications in laparoscopic technique required in the morbidly obese patient, are described in both SAGES manuals.


Obese Patient Gastric Bypass Morbid Obesity GERD Symptom Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca Thoreson
    • 1
  • Lee Swanström
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sayeed Ikramuddin
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Iowa Health CareIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryOregon Health Sciences UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Division of Minimally Invasive SurgeryLegacy Health SystemPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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