Medical Management of Postsurgical Complications: The Bariatric Surgeon's Perspective

Michael J. Lee, Daniel J. Scott

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Abstract

Bariatric surgery remains the only effective method to initiate and sustain massive weight loss in morbidly obese patients. Along with the advent of minimal access surgery, its popularity has not only resulted in an exponential increase in number of cases but also a subsequent increase in number of complications. Although most postsurgical bariatric complications are managed surgically, it is imperative that all physicians be aware of the unique potential complications to effectively communicate and optimize the medical management in this emergent set of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-256
Number of pages16
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Bariatric
  • Combined
  • Complications
  • Malabsorptive
  • Restrictive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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