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LSG does not relieve or resolve GERD

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy does not resolve or relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in some instances may actually contribute to reflux, according to the study by researchers from the Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft Lewis, WA.

"Bariatric surgery isn't one-operation-fits-all. It really needs to be tailored to the patient," said study author, Dr Matthew Martin. "Somebody who has significant reflux symptoms, or GERD, a sleeve may not be the best option for them, and it's certainly something that needs to be discussed before surgery.”

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