Endoscopic management of bariatric complications: A review and update.

  title={Endoscopic management of bariatric complications: A review and update.},
  author={Caolan Walsh and Shahzeer Karmali},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={7 5},
With over a third of Americans being considered obese, bariatric procedures have now become the most performed operation be general surgeons in the United States. The most common operations are the Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band. With over 340000 bariatric procedures preformed worldwide in 2011, the absolute number of complications related to these operations is also increasing. Complications, although few… CONTINUE READING


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