Simultaneous surgical management of achalasia and morbid obesity

Robert W. O'Rourke, Blair A. Jobe, Donn H. Spight, John G. Hunter

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Abstract

Achalasia presenting in the context of morbid obesity is rare. The case is presented of a woman with achalasia and morbid obesity who was treated with simultaneous laparoscopic esophageal myotomy and gastric bypass. The sparse literature addressing these rare patients is reviewed and management considerations discussed. Simultaneous laparoscopic esophageal myotomy and gastric bypass is safe, feasible and provides good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-549
Number of pages3
JournalObesity Surgery
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

Keywords

  • Achalasia
  • Gastric bypass
  • Morbid obesity
  • Myotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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