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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2011 Apr;21(2):241-56. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2011.02.012.

Medical management of postsurgical complications: the bariatric surgeon's perspective.

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Department of Surgery, Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390-9156, USA.


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.

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