Are You Contemplating Sleeve Surgery in 2018

Are You Contemplating Sleeve Surgery in 2018?

Eighty percent (80%) of obese patients have acid reflux disease. Weight loss is associated with improvement and sometimes resolution of GERD related symptoms. The most effective weight loss solution, in 2018, remains weight loss surgery. Gastric sleeve surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in...

The Effect of Gastric Sleeve Surgery on Cough

I read with great interest the newly published study in SOARD (Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders) by Frenkel et al. The authors attempt to elucidate the effect of sleeve gastrectomy on extra-esophageal reflux disease also known as silent reflux. Silent reflux or laryngo-pharyngeal reflux,...

Is Your Sleeve Surgery Causing Acid Reflux?

Most overweight individuals complain of heartburn. Excess fat accumulation inside the belly contributes to increased pressure on the stomach, leading to acid reflux. Furthermore, overweight individuals tend to overeat. Overeating stretches and weakens the lower esophageal sphincter, LES, allowing acid to reflux back up into the esophagus....