A Study to Evaluate Increased Prevalence of Esophageal Motility Disorders Following Bariatric Surgery


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of esophageal dysmotility among patients following bariatric surgery.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults, ages 18-90 years old.
  • Patients with a history of bariatric surgery who post-operatively have had formal esophageal manometry and/or radiographic barium esophagram performed at Mayo Rochester.
  • In addition to the above, ten previously defined patients with history of bariatric surgery who have screened positive on the BEDQ.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A diagnosis of esophageal dysmotility prior to bariatric surgery.
  • Previous upper gastrointestinal surgery aside from bariatric surgery.
  • In the previously defined sub-cohort of ten patients:
    • Those with any major contraindications to esophageal manometry as determined by clinical review by the performing physician.
  • Inability to read due to: blindness, cognitive dysfunction, or English language illiteracy.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Karthik Ravi, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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