Obesity adversely affects the outcome of antireflux operations Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Laparoscopy
  • Obesity

abstract

  • Obesity adversely affects the long-term success of antireflux operations. Although athoracotomy provides optimal exposure of the hiatal structures in obese patients, a transthoracic approach was associated with a higher recurrence rate than LNF. Given the high failure rate of antireflux operations in obese patients, intensive efforts at sustained weight loss should be made before consideration of surgery.

publication date

  • January 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s004640000392

PubMed ID

  • 11443428

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 986

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 15

number

  • 9