International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders. XIV World Congress
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O-001 Upper Gastrointestinal Investigations Before Gastric Banding
Presenter: M. Bueter (Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, London, United Kingdom)
Co-authors: M. Bueter1, H. Ashrafian1, A. Frankel2, F. Tam2, R. Unwin3, S. Bloom1
1Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, Department of Investigative Medicine London United Kingdom; 2Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial Kidney and Transplant Institute London United Kingdom
Background Long-term complications after laparoscopic gastric banding (LAGB) are frequent and lead to reoperations in a substantial number of patients. It is not known whether esophageal motility or the lower esophageal sphincter play a role in the development of complications. We compared the results of preoperative upper gastrointestinal (GI) testing and the outcome after LAGB.
Methods68 bariatric patients had esophageal manometry, endoscopy and pH monitoring. prior to LAGB. In 61 patients (90% follow-up) the...