, Volume 14, Issue 10, pp 1308-1312
Date: 01 Nov 2004

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

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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.