Barrett’s esophagus prevalence high after sleeve gastrectomy

Patients who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy after sleeve gastrectomy experienced a high prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus, according to results published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.“There was no correlation with [gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)] symptoms,” Bashar Qumseya, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at the University of Florida, and colleagues wrote. “Most cases were observed after 3 years of follow-up. Screening for [Barrett’s Esophagus] should be considered in patients after [sleeveRead More

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