Bariatric Surgery Complications

The Medical Practitioner’s Essential Guide

  • Robin P. Blackstone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Shanu N. Kothari, Julie J. Kim
    Pages 1-19
  3. Giselle G. Hamad, Veronica T. Guerrero
    Pages 21-32
  4. Marina Kurian, Collin Creange
    Pages 33-44
  5. D. Brandon Williams, Matthew D. Spann
    Pages 45-55
  6. Toms Augustin, Ann M. Rogers
    Pages 65-76
  7. Manoel Galvao Neto, Lyz Bezerra Silva, Josemberg Marins Campos
    Pages 77-84
  8. Robin P. Blackstone
    Pages 99-107
  9. Melissa M. Davis, Robin L. Parry
    Pages 109-118
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 141-148

About this book


This text provides a background of scientific evidence to understand the complications that occur after bariatric surgery for all providers responsible for care after surgical intervention. Written by experts and based on current peer reviewed literature, the text provides a focused approach to the identification and treatment of bariatric surgery complications. To establish a context for providers, the initial section concentrates on presenting the current procedures as well as risks and expected benefits of each with an emphasis on mechanism of action. It examines the issue of weight regain from the aspect of heterogeneity in order to present the perspective that every procedure has risk of weight regain. The text provides guidance to those front line providers who manage acute emergencies and chronic long term problems. State of the art management of complications like leaks, bleeding, ulcers, blood clots and pneumonia are discussed for all procedures in addition to the management of rapid remission of obesity related disease like Type 2 Diabetes and coagulopathies (Leiden Factor V, Protein C and S) that occur commonly in patients with obesity. Each chapter features a review of the current literature in an easy to reference table format and where appropriate an algorithm to focus the reader on the process of care for any given presenting sign or symptom.

Bariatric Surgery Complications will be of great value to fellows in minimally invasive surgery, general surgeons, emergency room physicians, gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, medical students and residents in surgery rotations, integrated health personnel.


ASMBS Approved Procedures Duodenal Switch Endoscopic Interventions Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Regain

Editors and affiliations

  • Robin P. Blackstone
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Arizona School of Medicine-PhoenixCenter for Diabetes and ObesityPhoenixUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43966-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43968-6
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