Acid and Bile Reflux following Stomach Surgery

Acid and Bile Reflux following Stomach Surgery

I read with great interest the recent study “Esophagogastric junction function and gastric pressure profile after minigastric bypass compared with Billroth II” published in SOARD journal. The authors compared two small group of patients each containing around twenty patients. First group consisted of obese individuals...

Acid Reflux after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Question of the week from Katy in Houston: “I had RNY surgery 16 years ago. 2 months ago, I started with bad acid reflux. My PCP prescribed Prilosec 40 mg 1 a day in the morning and Zantac 300 mg 1 hour before bed. I've changed...

Severe GERD after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass procedure is considered the gold standard treatment for GERD in obese patients. The creation of a small gastric pouch diverts most of the acid produced by the stomach away from the distal esophagus. The Roux limb mechanism effectively prevents bile reflux into...