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Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Aug;96(4):843-56. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2016.03.006.

Management and Prevention of Surgical and Nutritional Complications After Bariatric Surgery.

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1
Department of Surgery, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA. Electronic address: eric.marcotte@lumc.edu.
2
Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

Abstract

Bariatric surgery is well-recognized for its effects on health, beyond weight-loss. It underwent a revolution recently with the growing performance of laparoscopic procedures, leading to enhanced recovery and a reduction in procedural risk. However, surgical complications, although rare, do develop. It is important to recognize the complications, and ideally prevent them from happening. This article reviews the risks of the four most commonly performed bariatric procedures, with an emphasis on technique and management in the intraoperative and postoperative period. The nutritional aspect of bariatric surgery is of the utmost importance, because catastrophic consequences have been linked to malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies.

KEYWORDS:

Bariatric surgery; Complications; Nutrition

PMID:
27473805
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2016.03.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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