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Management of Post-Bariatric Surgery Emergencies


Management of post-bariatric surgery emergencies is common practice in the USA and the world. Due to the popularity and widespread use of bariatric procedures to treat obesity and its comorbidities, emergency physicians and general surgeons will be challenged with the treatment of short- and long-term complications of bariatric procedures. In this article, we evaluate the most common long-term complications of the most commonly performed bariatric interventions.

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Authors: Elias Chousleb, M.D. has nothing to disclose. Alberto Chousleb, M.D. has nothing to disclose. Editor-in-Chief: Jeffrey B. Matthews, M.D., has nothing to disclose. CME Overseers: Arbiter: Jeffrey B. Matthews, M.D., has nothing to disclose; Vice-Arbiter: Melanie Morris, M.D., has nothing to disclose; Question Reviewers: Guilherme Campos, M.D. has nothing to disclose; Luca Stocchi, M.D., has nothing to disclose.

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The objectives of this study were to recognize and appropriately treat the most common bariatric complications seen by general surgeons in the emergency department.

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Chousleb, E., Chousleb, A. Management of Post-Bariatric Surgery Emergencies. J Gastrointest Surg 21, 1946–1953 (2017).

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  • Bariatric surgery
  • Complications
  • Management