Table 4: Proposed mechanisms for a decrease in prevalence of GERD symptoms afterSG.

Proposed mechanisms for decreased GERD after SGReference

Accelerated gastric emptyingMelissas et al. [54],
Shah et al. [55]
Decreased abdominal obesityPandolfino et al. [17]
Increased long-term gastric complianceKaramanakos et al. [34]
Restoration of the angle of HisHimpens et al. [49]
Decreased acid production
Gastric sleeve shapeLazoura et al. [52]
Decreased wall tensionSantoro [56]