IFSO Position Statement on the Role of Esophago-Gastro-Duodenal Endoscopy Prior to and after Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Procedures

Wendy A. Brown, Yazmin Johari Halim Shah, George Balalis, Ahmad Bashir, Almino Ramos, Lilian Kow, Miguel Herrera, Scott Shikora, Guilherme M. Campos, Jacques Himpens, Kelvin Higa

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One of the roles of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) is to provide guidance on the management of patients seeking surgery for adiposity-based chronic diseases. The role of endoscopy around the time of endoscopy is an area of clinical controversy. In 2018, IFSO commissioned a task force to determine the role of endoscopy before and after surgery for the management of adiposity and adiposity-based chronic diseases. The following position statement is issued by the IFSO Endoscopy in Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery Taskforce. It has been approved by the IFSO Scientific Committee and Executive Board. This statement is based on current clinical knowledge, expert opinion, and published peer-reviewed scientific evidence. It will be reviewed regularly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3135-3153
Number of pages19
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Esophago-Gastro-Duodenal Endoscopy
  • IFSO Position Statement
  • Systematic Review

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