Wei-Jei Lee1* and Owaid Almalki1,2
1Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2Department of Surgery, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Bariatric surgery, fueled by an obesity epidemic, increased rapidly worldwide. According to the report from International Federation for the Study of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) survey, 579,517 bariatric procedures were performed worldwide in 2014. Among various bariatric procedures, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) was the most commonly performed procedure although it was the newest bariatric procedure. Since it was firstly proposed as a primary bariatric surgery, LSG is growing rapidly across the world because of its relative simple technique and efficacy, despite the paucity of long-term results. However, the main long-term drawback of L is the development of de novo Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). The present article examines and discusses the development and management of this new and important issue and covers four major fields: (1) GERD in obesity; (2) GERD after LSG; (3) Management of GERD after LSG; and (4) Future perspective.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy; GERD; Revision surgery; RYGB
Lee W-J, Almalki O. Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease after Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Real Issue and Future Perspectives. Am J General GI Surg. 2018; 1(1): 1001.