The Effect of Obesity on the Outcome of Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery

  title={The Effect of Obesity on the Outcome of Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery},
  author={Jacob A. Chisholm and G. G. C. Jamieson and Carolyn J. Lally and Peter G. Devitt and Philip A. Game and David I. Watson},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Obesity has long been considered to be a predisposing factor for gastroesophageal reflux. It is also thought to predispose patients to a poorer clinical outcome following antireflux surgery. This study examined the effect of body mass index (BMI) on clinical outcomes following laparoscopic antireflux surgery. Patients were included if they had undergone a laparoscopic fundoplication, their presurgical BMI was known, and they had been followed for at least 12 months after surgery. The clinical… CONTINUE READING

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