Complications of Bariatric Surgery

  • Leonardo ClarosEmail author
  • Scott Shikora
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


The number of bariatric surgeries being performed has dramatically increased over the last decade. The purpose of this chapter is to make all clinicians that provide care for the bariatric patient to be familiar with the commonly occurring potential complications in both the short and long term that are associated with these procedures. It is important for all providers to be able to recognize, understand, and treat these complications when they occur to ensure not only the patients safety but long-term success.


Bariatric surgery Complications Gastric bypass Sleeve gastrectomy Adjustable gastric banding Leaks Fistulas Ulcers Stenosis Prolapse Slippage Infection Bleeding Dumping syndrome Intussusception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgerySaint Luke’s University Health NetworkAllentownUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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