Gastrointestinal Complications of Bariatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Therapy

@article{Abell2006GastrointestinalCO,
  title={Gastrointestinal Complications of Bariatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Therapy},
  author={Thomas L. Abell and Anil Minocha},
  journal={The American Journal of the Medical Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={331},
  pages={214-218}
}
Severe or morbid obesity, with body mass indexes exceeding 35 to 40, are often refractory to all therapies other than surgery. The increasing number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery will result in increasing numbers of patients with gastrointestinal complications. The types of complications vary with type of surgery, whether restrictive, malabsorptive, or both, depending on what anatomical and physiologic changes occur postoperatively. One complication of bariatric surgery (gallstones… Expand
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