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Complications in bariatric surgery [Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci ]
Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2016; 23(4): 133-141 | DOI: 10.14744/less.2014.27147

Complications in bariatric surgery

Süleyman Bozkurt
Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey

Bariatric surgery is one of the fastest growing hospital procedures performed in the world and is also an important option for patients with extreme obesity and co-morbidities. Bariatric surgery, however, involves risks and complications. Complications following surgical treatment of severe obesity vary based upon the procedure performed, and rate can be as high as 40 percent. Due to high surgical volume, improving the safety of these operations has become a high priority, leading to development of strict criteria for center accreditation, guidelines for safe and effective bariatric surgery, and careful monitoring of surgical outcomes. This report is a review of major complications of bariatric surgery.

Keywords: Bariatric surgery, obesity surgery, complications

Süleyman Bozkurt. Complications in bariatric surgery. Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2016; 23(4): 133-141

Corresponding Author: Süleyman Bozkurt, Türkiye
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