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11-18-2016 | Metabolic surgery | Book chapter | Article

3. Late Complications of Bariatric Procedures

Authors: M.D. Marina Kurian, M.D. Collin Creange

Publisher: Springer International Publishing


This chapter focuses on common complications that occur in bariatric surgery >30 days after initial operation. The four procedures written about are the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB), the Roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB), the sleeve gastrectomy (SG), and the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS). Issues encountered include equipment failures, infections, intestinal obstructions, and nutritional deficiencies. Presentation, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed for the various complications.

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