Effort, safety, and findings of routine preoperative endoscopic evaluation of morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery

@article{Kueper2010EffortSA,
  title={Effort, safety, and findings of routine preoperative endoscopic evaluation of morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery},
  author={Markus Alexander Kueper and Thomas Kratt and Klaus Michael Kramer and Marty Zdichavsky and Joachim Helmut Schneider and Joerg Glatzle and Dietmar Stueker and Alfred Koenigsrainer and Bj{\"o}rn Lucas Dietrich Maria Br{\"u}cher},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={1996-2001}
}
Obesity is becoming an epidemic health problem and is associated with concomitant diseases, such as sleep apnea syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). There is no standardized diagnostic workup for the upper gastrointestinal tract in obese patients; many patients have no upper gastrointestinal symptoms, and few data are available on safety of endoscopy in morbidly obese patients. Sixty-nine consecutive diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopies in morbidly obese patients (26… CONTINUE READING