Reversibility of Dysmotility After Gastric Banding
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00680030
Verified May 2008 by Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen. Recruitment status was: Enrolling by invitation
In the current study we plan to evaluate the effects of the conversion from gastric banding to gastric bypass on esophageal function using combined monitoring. The primary aim of the current study is to evaluate esophageal function before and 3-months after the conversion from gastric banding to gastric bypass. A second objective is to evaluate the severity of symptoms, esophageal dysmotilities, endoscopic abnormalities and bolus retention found in patients referred for conversion from gastric banding to gastric bypass. Our hypothesis is that esophageal motility disorders associated with gastric banding are reversed by conversion to gastric bypass.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Morbidly obese patients in whom a conversion from gastric band to gastric bypass is planed
Patients in whom a conversion from gastric band to gastric bypass is planed
Acute cardiac or pulmonary conditions
Antireflux surgery or antireflux endoscopic procedures.