What is the role of endoscopy in the preoperative evaluation for bariatric surgery?

Updated: May 28, 2019
  • Author: Alan A Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is performed to rule out intrinsic upper GI disease because after gastric bypass surgery, the ability to nonsurgically visualize the distal stomach and the duodenum could be a challenge.


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