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Endoscopic Management of Complications

  • Manoel Galvao Neto
  • Lyz Bezerra Silva
  • Luiz Gustavo de Quadros
  • Josemberg Campos
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Abstract

The treatment of bariatric surgery complications implies in early recognition of their signs and symptoms. Traditional surgical management options may be associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In this context, bariatric endoscopy aims to treat those complications with a less invasive nature and decreased morbidity.

Bariatric endoscopy is defined as an interface between advanced therapeutic endoscopy and bariatric surgery, involving the treatment of complications in a minimally invasive manner. Bariatric endoscopy is considered a new and unknown field by most endoscopists and surgeons. Literature about devices likes dilation balloons, clips, scissors, and stents in bariatric surgery complications is growing (Sullivan et al. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015;82(5):767–-72; Cai et al. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2016;26(2):93–101).

On this chapter, we present the role of endoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of the main complications of bariatric surgery.

Keywords

Bariatric endoscopy Bariatric surgery Complications Sleeve leaks RYGB stenosis Adjustable gastric band 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manoel Galvao Neto
    • 1
  • Lyz Bezerra Silva
    • 2
  • Luiz Gustavo de Quadros
    • 3
  • Josemberg Campos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryHerbert Wertheim College of Medicine – Florida International UniversityDoralUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryABC Medical SchoolSao Jose Do Rio PretoBrazil

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