This session will address the important relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and metabolic bariatric surgery. GERD is a commonly experienced symptom for many people with obesity. The impact of metabolic bariatric surgery on GERD depends on the procedure performed, however, the results are not absolute, most likely due to the multiple factors that contribute to GERD post-procedure. The session will encompass discussions on the pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, diagnostic approaches, and various management strategies tailored to individuals experiencing GERD following metabolic bariatric surgery.

The President’s salon is designed to provide an opportunity to discuss important issues in the management of GERD post-metabolic bariatric surgery with a series of expert presentations enhanced by an informal discussion between the chairs, presenters and the audience.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and its prevalence in patients undmetabolic bariatric surgery.
  2. Identify the risk factors associated with the development or exacerbation of GERD post- metabolic bariatric surgery.
  3. Recognize the various surgical techniques used in metabolic bariatric surgery and their impact on GERD incidence and severity.
  4. Describe the clinical manifestations and diagnostic criteria used to assess GERD in patients post-metabolic bariatric surgery.
  5. Evaluate the role of lifestyle modifications, dietary interventions, and pharmacotherapy in the management of GERD following metabolic bariatric surgery.
  6. Analyze the efficacy and safety of surgical interventions such as revisional procedures or endoscopic therapies for GERD management in this patient population.
  7. Recognize the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration involving surgeons, gastroenterologists, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals in optimizing outcomes for patients with GERD following metabolic bariatric surgery.
  8. Learn effective communication skills in educating patients about GERD risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, and the importance of adherence to follow-up care post- metabolic bariatric surgery.

10:15am Introduction
10:20am I have Obesity and GERD: what are my non-operative options?
10:30am I have Obesity and GERD: What are my Endoscopic options
10:45am I have Obesity and GERD: what are my Surgical options?
11:00am Discussion
11:15am Why do Patients experience GERD after Bariatric Surgery
11:30am I've lost weight but GERD is ruining my life, HELP
11:50am Discussion