Journal article

Perioperative screening, management, and surveillance of Barrett's esophagus in bariatric surgical patients

Geraldine J Ooi, Alison Browning, Michael W Hii, Matthew Read

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences | WILEY | Published : 2020


Obesity is a strong risk factor for Barrett's esophagus (BE), the only proven precursor lesion to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Bariatric surgery is currently the only reliable treatment that achieves long-term sustained weight loss; however, it can markedly affect the development of de novo BE, and the progression or regression of existing BE. Bariatric procedures may also have implications on future surgical management of any consequent EAC. In this review, we examine the current evidence and published guidelines for BE in bariatric surgery. Current screening practices before bariatric surgery vary substantially, with conflicting recommendations from bariatric societies. If diagnosed, t..

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