Safwan A Taha
Mediclininc Airport Road Hospital, UAE
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Neurol Neurosci
Since its introduction, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) has always been criticized for its unfavorable effect on gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and causing it with conflicting reports in this regards. This presentation reviews data form the published international literature to delineate the effect of LSG on pre-existing GERD as well as its role in the development of new GERD symptoms following surgery with comparison of the effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on both aspects of GERD. Possible causes of the pattern of LSG’s involvement with GERD are also discussed along with suggested solutions and the medical and surgical management of GERD following LSG are outlined in details too.
Safwan A Taha has completed his Graduation at Basrah College of Medicine. He became a Professor of Surgery, with distinction, and then founding Dean of Thi-Qar College of Medicine. He holds Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, Diploma in laparoscopic Surgery from Strasbourg University, France and Certificate of the Arab Board of Surgery. He is the Governor of the UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, member of ASMBA, IFSO, SAGES, ELSA and is designated as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, USA. He is an international speaker and has more than 37 published papers. He is the Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.