Complications of Bariatric Surgery: Presentation and Emergency Management – a Review


The Royal College of Surgeons of England


The prevalence of obesity surgery is increasing rapidly in the UK as demand rises. Consequently, general surgeons on-call may be faced with the complications of such surgery and need to have an understanding about how to manage them, at least initially. Obesity surgery is mainly offered in tertiary centres but patients may present with problems to their local district hospital. This review summarises the main complications that may be encountered.

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