Complications in Bariatric Surgery

  • Diego Camacho
  • Natan Zundel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Diego Camacho, Dina Podolsky
    Pages 1-3
  3. Christopher D. Still, Peter Benotti, Daniela Hangan, Fahad Zubair
    Pages 5-33
  4. John-Paul Bellistri, Erin Moran-Atkin
    Pages 35-44
  5. Jenny Choi, Caitlin Polistena
    Pages 45-58
  6. Alfredo D. Guerron, Camila B. Ortega, Dana Portenier
    Pages 77-84
  7. Giulio Giambartolomei, Emanuele Lo Menzo, Samuel Szomstein, Raul Rosenthal
    Pages 85-99
  8. Patrick J. McLaren, Samer G. Mattar
    Pages 101-114
  9. Melissa Felinski, Maamoun A. Harmouch, Erik B. Wilson, Shinil K. Shah
    Pages 115-122
  10. Pearl Ma, Kelvin Higa
    Pages 123-137
  11. Cynthia Weber, Bipan Chand
    Pages 147-165
  12. Manoel Galvão Neto, Lyz Bezerra Silva, Luiz Gustavo de Quadros, Josemberg Marins Campos
    Pages 179-191
  13. Maria S. Altieri, Aurora D. Pryor
    Pages 193-205
  14. Mitchell Roslin, Sarah Pearlstein, Sarah Sabrudin, Sharon Zarabi, Billie Borden
    Pages 207-220
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 221-225

About this book


 This text focuses on the complications following bariatric surgery. The focus is on the immediate and long term complications that would be important to both the general surgeon and those surgeons with specialty experience in bariatric surgery.  Sections address the nutritional deficiencies following bariatric surgery with specific attention to Roux en Y gastric bypass and pancreatico-biliary diversion as well as the correction of these deficiencies with medical intervention as well as the indications for surgical revision or reversal.  The text reviews the work-up of a bariatric patient with abdominal pain including the appropriate imaging and threshold for operative intervention and the techniques to achieve optimal visualization during this difficult situation.  This section focuses on the operative management of anastomotic and staple line leaks and how to definitively manage these surgical emergencies as well as achieve source control and stabilization. Later chapters focus on specific complications following bariatric surgery with specific focus on RYGB, vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), biliary pancreatic diversion, and gastric band.  Complications include gastric fistula, gastric staple line disruption following VSG, gastro-jejunal leak following RYGB, relux following bariatric surgery, and failure of weight loss following bariatric surgery.  These sections  are written by experts in the field of bariatrics and include evidence based medicine as well as expert opinion on the management of bariatric complications. The sections provide a review of the literature and references at the close of each section.
Complications in Bariatric Surgery will serve as a resource for both the general surgeon who handles bariatric emergencies as well as the bariatric specialist.


Metabolic derangements bariatric emergencies vertical sleeve gastrectomy Gastric fistula Anastomotic leak Intussusception

Editors and affiliations

  • Diego Camacho
    • 1
  • Natan Zundel
    • 2
  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryFIU Herbert Wertheim College of MedicineMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75840-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75841-1
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