Mustafa Biomy and Eslam M. Ibrahim
Tamer Alsaied Alnaimy , Tamer Rushdy Elalfy and Mohammed A.Elkilany
Ahmed Mahmoud Hussein1 M.D.; Ahmed Abd Alaziz Mohammad1 M.D.; Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Nasser2 M.Sc.
Sherif Essam Eldin Tawfik, MD; Abdelrahman Mohamed Salem, MD
Abdelrahman Mohammed, MD, Ahmed Kamal Gabr, MD, Sherif Essam Eldin Tawfik, MD
Ashraf Elsebaie MD, Ahmed Abdelsalam Hafiz MD, Ahmed Maher MD, Rasha Abdelkader MD
Ahmed M.S.M Marzouk, Haitham S. Omar
Hany F. Habashy
Maged Rihan, MD, MRCS
Karim Sabry (MD, MRCS) , Wael A Jumuah (MD) ,Yasser El Ghamrini (MD)
Ahmed Shoka, MD, MRCS, Fady Makram, MD, FACS, Mohamed Matar, MD, FACS.
Mohammed Matar,1 MD, FACS, Ahmed Shoka,1 MD, MRCS, Heba Nader,2 MD
Mokhtar Abd Elrahman Bahbah, MD; Ehab M Oraby, MD.
Youssif Khachaba, Waleed Reda, Ahmed Abd El Salam, Ahmed Samy Saad Hussein, Nadeen Mohamed El Essawy, Ashraf El Sebaie
Naguib Abdelkreem ElAskary MD, Ahmed Osmane MD
Mahmoud Hamda MS, Naguib Abdelkreem ElAskary MD, Ahmed Osmane MD
Ahmed M.S.M. Marzouk
1Waleed AlBadry, MSc, MRCS;1Raafat Gohar, MD; 1Ashraf El-Sebaie; 2Mohamed Salah, MD;1Mohamed Ashraf El Meleigy, MD
Sleeve Gastrectomy with Hiatus Hernia Repair in 25 Egyptian Morbid Obese : Short Term Results
Background: Obesity is considered one of the risk factors for gastroesophageal reflux disease and hiatal
hernia and severity of reflux symptoms in presence of obesity lead to a decrease in the quality of life.
Treatment of obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia (HH)has
proven difficult due to poor symptom control and high failure rates in this patient population , recent
studies have shown that incorporating weight loss procedures into the treatment of reflux may improve
overall outcomes. Identification of HH during SG (sleeve gastrectomy) and the effect of its repair on GERD
related symptoms are controversial. Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of concomitant HHR
(hiatal hernia repair) in morbidly obese patients undergoing LSG and its short term effect on resolution or
persistence of GERD related symptoms, other clinical outcomes and complication rates. Patients and
methods: A total number of 25 patients suffering from morbid obesity and hiatus hernia were operated for
simultaneous laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with hiatal hernia repair at the department of general
surgery at El Demardash Hospital at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt from January 2014 to
December 2016. Results: In our retrospective study data obtained from patients interpreted as a chart
review that was conducted with a mean follow up of 7 months. The mean weight was 128kg , BMI of 44 ,
average weight loss of 6.4kg/month. 19/25 patients had pre-operative diagnosis of HH with 16 of them
complained of GERD symptoms. 6/25 patient without symptoms showed no evidence of HH on UGI and did
not have a pre-operative EGD but a HH was identified intra-operatively. Crural closure was performed in
all cases with HH size ranging from 2cm to 5cm. 16/25 (64%) patients who had symptomatic reflux
reported cessation of symptoms post-operative. 7 of 10 (70%) patients who was taking anti-reflux
medication before surgery discontinued all medication and the other 3 patients, although reported decrease
in symptoms still continued to take proton pump inhibitors. Conclusions: With the increase risk of reflux
before weight loss surgery as well as after LSG, patients with HH identified pre-operative and intraoperative should be considered for repair, Combination LSG with HHR is safe and provides good outcomes
for patients with morbid obesity and GERD.
Keywords: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia.