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Gastric Sleeve and Acid Reflux – Things to be Aware of before Surgery

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Surgery done to reduce the stomach by 25% of its original size is called Gastric Sleeve. This is a surgical weight-loss procedure. The surgery includes removal of a large portion of the stomach along the greater curvature. The end result is a sleeve or tube like structure. Acid reflux is a condition in which the acidic gastric fluid rushes back into the esophagus, causing heartburn. There is a valve at the entrance of the stomach called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).     Generally, the LES closes when food completely passes through it. But when it opens frequently or doesn’t […]