Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Associated Disorders in Morbidly Obese Patients: A Prospective Study

@article{Dutta2008UpperGS,
  title={Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Associated Disorders in Morbidly Obese Patients: A Prospective Study},
  author={S. R. K. Dutta and Manish Arora and Agrawal Kireet and Hany Bashandy and Alejandro Gandsas},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={54},
  pages={1243-1246}
}
Objective To prospectively evaluate the frequency of upper gastrointestinal symptoms and associated disorders in morbidly obese patients with endoscopy and histology prior to their gastric bypass surgery in comparison with age- and sex-matched nonobese control subjects. Methods All patients who were scheduled to undergo laparoscopic gastric bypass for treatment of morbid obesity (body mass index, BMI > 40 kg/m2) during a 1-year period (n = 101) were included in the study. Age- and sex-matched… CONTINUE READING