Dr. David von Rueden discusses factors that make it difficult for obese patients to lose weight with diet and medication; offers practical guidance about when to broach the subject of weight loss with your patient and what options to suggest; and what your role is after a patient has had bariatric surgery.
Is obesity really leading to an increase in GERD? Or, has GERD just become a catch-all phrase for all sorts of upper GI distress? Has GERD become the new "dyspepsia"? G. Richard Locke, MD, FACG, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses his findings as presented at the ACG 2011 program.