Gastroesophageal reflux in obesity: the effect of lap-band placement.

  title={Gastroesophageal reflux in obesity: the effect of lap-band placement.},
  author={J Brandon Dixon and Paul E O'Brien},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  volume={9 6},
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition which is often aggravated by morbid obesity. Lap-Band surgery provides effective weight loss in the morbidly obese. There have been several reports that gastric banding causes or aggravates reflux. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of Lap-Band placement on GERD. METHODS All patients with a significant history of GERD who had a Lap-Band inserted over a 2-year period were evaluated postoperatively to assess… CONTINUE READING


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