Checklists in Bariatric Surgery: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

| January 21, 2013

Checklist #5: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Welcome to “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This column’s aim is to help bariatric surgeons quickly review the reasons for potential problems when caring for bariatric patients.

In this fifth installment of the column, we discuss gastroesophageal reflux disease after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. First, we recommend that you consider the following four possibilities: 1) over adjustment/megaesophagus, 2) band slippage, 3) patient dietary problems, and 4) band erosion.

We hope you clip and save this convenient checklist and find it useful as a reference tool in your everyday practice.
Please stay tuned for more checklists in upcoming issues of Bariatric Times.

To download a PDF of Checklist #5, CLICK HERE

Column Editor

Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

Column Co-Editors

Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Associate Director of the Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida International University

E. Lo Menzo MD PhD FACS FASMBS
Staff Surgeon, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida.
FUNDING: No funding was provided.

DISCLOSURES: Dr. Rosenthal receives educational grants from Covidien, Baxter, Karl Storz, W.L. Gore, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. He is on the advisory board of the following companies: MST, Metacure, and Vybrint. Drs. Szomstein and Lo Menzo report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

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