Gastroparesis for the Bariatric and Foregut Surgeon

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

March 3, 2023

Last Updated Month/Year

August 8, 2023

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

Gastroparesis is a gastric motility disorder characterized by delayed gastric emptying. It is a rare disease and difficult to treat effectively; management is a dilemma for gastroenterologists and surgeons alike. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to evaluate current diagnostic tools as well as treatment options. We describe key elements in the pathophysiology of the disease, in addition to current evidence on treatment alternatives, including nutritional considerations, medical and surgical options, and related outcomes.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D018589 - Gastroparesis


bariatric surgery, gastroparesis, foregut, bariatric surgeon

Source Citation

Bardaro SJ, Guerron AD, Romanelli J, Soriano I, King K, Gibbs KE, Petrick A, Lo Menzo E, Rosenthal R, Kennedy C, Gershuni V, Daly S, Leyva-Alvizo A, Tran M, Stalin V, Kothari S, Sudan R. Gastroparesis: an evidence-based review for the bariatric and foregut surgeon. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2023 Mar 4:S1550-7289(23)00096-5. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2023.02.018. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37080885.

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