Acute Leak Following Bariatric Surgery: Endoscopic Stent Management

  • Salvatore DocimoJr.Email author


Leaks occur in 1.6–4.8% of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and 1.7–2.4% of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) cases. The two modalities of care in the setting of an acute leak include both surgical and endoscopic intervention. This chapter focuses on the proper evaluation and management of an acute leak following bariatric surgery utilizing endoscopic stent placement.


Acute leaks Endoscopic stent placement Bariatric surgery Treatment of acute bariatric leaks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced Gastrointestinal SurgeryStony Brook MedicineStony BrookUSA

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