Esophageal Carcinoma Following Bariatric Procedures • Allen JW et al. 2004;8:372-375. The effect of bariatric procedures on gastroesophageal reflux is not known. Three patients in this study developed esophageal malignancy years after the weight loss operation. It is suggested that patients who develop symptoms after bariatric procedures to induce weight loss should have endoscopic evaluation and that epidemiologic studies should be initiated to analyze the incidence of esophageal cancer following bariatric surgical procedures.
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