Upper Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Obese Patients and Their Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery

Marilia Carabotti; Carola Severi; Frida Leonetti; Francesco De Angelis; Olga Iorio; Enrico Corazziari; Gianfranco Silecchia


Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013;7(2):115-126. 

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Expert Commentary

To assist patients before and after bariatric surgery, it is necessary to clearly understand the anatomical and physiological perturbations inherent to each bariatric procedure and their possible complications. These patients need to be advised on the permanent anatomical changes after bariatric surgery and its definitive influence on digestive tract physiology, and after surgery they need to be followed by a multidisciplinary team that include a consultant gastroenterologist. Many long-term 'side effects' of the bariatric surgery should be included in the informed consent and managed properly.