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...