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Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2010 Mar;39(1):109-24. doi: 10.1016/j.gtc.2009.12.003.

Postoperative metabolic and nutritional complications of bariatric surgery.

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Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3900 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA. timothy.r.koch@medstar.net

Abstract

Bariatric surgery has become an increasingly important method for management of medically complicated obesity. In patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, up to 87% with type 2 diabetes mellitus develop improvement or resolution of their disease postoperatively. Bariatric surgery can reduce the number of absorbed calories through performance of either a restrictive or a malabsorptive procedure. Patients who have undergone bariatric surgery require indefinite, regular follow-up care by physicians who need to follow laboratory parameters of macronutrient as well as micronutrient malnutrition. Physicians who care for patients after bariatric surgery need to be familiar with common postoperative syndromes that result from specific nutrient deficiencies.

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20202584
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10.1016/j.gtc.2009.12.003
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