The importance of preoperative endoscopy depends on whether it changes or affects operative management. There is insufficient data to strongly recommend routine endoscopy on all patients planning to undergo bariatric surgery. However, most experts recommend routine preoperative endoscopy in all symptomatic patients as well as to maintain a low threshold for asymptomatic patients. The threshold for preoperative testing also depends on resources available to the health system and the prevalence of significant upper GI pathology in that particular geographic location around the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBariatric Endoscopy
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781441917102
ISBN (Print)1441917098, 9781441917096
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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