Flexible endoscopy in the management of patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

@article{Schirmer2002FlexibleEI,
  title={Flexible endoscopy in the management of patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.},
  author={Bruce David Schirmer and Cengiz Erenoğlu and Anna N. Miller},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={634-8}
}
BACKGROUND Flexible upper endoscopy (FUE) is an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool in the management of upper gastrointestinal diseases. We examined the role of FUE in the management of patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). METHODS All patients undergoing RYGBP at a single institution from 1986 to 2001 were studied. Preoperative FUE was performed by the surgeon to assess the anatomy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Since 1997, gastric biopsies were obtained… CONTINUE READING

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