Raised body mass index (BMI) is a major risk factor for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and its associated complications. With the rapidly increasing prevalence of obesity globally, the practice of bariatric surgery is being adopted routinely to prevent the development of these chronic conditions. Therefore, our aims is to analyse the impact of weight loss procedures on GORD symptoms. However, in reality the different bariatric surgical procedures have unpredictable effects on an established GORD. We are planning to undertake a systematic review of the English language literature published from 1991 to analyse the role of obesity in the causation of GORD and to assess the impact of bariatric procedures on GORD.
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