Obesity Surgery

, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 1308–1312

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

Authors

  • Ninh T Nguyen
  • Mario Longoria
  • Sara Chalifoux
  • Samuel E Wilson
Article

DOI: 10.1381/0960892042583879

Cite this article as:
Nguyen, N.T., Longoria, M., Chalifoux, S. et al. OBES SURG (2004) 14: 1308. doi:10.1381/0960892042583879

Gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a potential perioperative complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The surgeon performing laparoscopic gastric bypass should understand the need for early recognition and management of this complication, as it can be life-threatening. This paper discusses the incidence and clinical presentation of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, mechanisms for hemorrhage, management options, and possible methods of prevention.

GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGEMORBID OBESITYLAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

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