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Bariatric surgery and post-operative outcome 

Bariatric surgery and post-operative outcome
Bariatric surgery and post-operative outcome

Mark Bellamy

and Michel Struys

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date: 03 December 2020

Outcomes following anaesthesia and surgery in the morbidly obese are reasonably good.

Several large reported series have failed to confirm body mass index as an independent risk factor for adverse outcome.

Poor outcome is related to the presence of co-morbidities.

Patients undergoing open surgery have been shown to develop higher post-operative into abdominal pressures than those undergoing similar surgical procedures laparoscopically.

Three principles underlying bariatric surgery are reduction in stomach size, gastric outlet restriction, and malabsorption.

Early surgical procedures such as jejunoileal bypass had an unacceptably high post-operative complication rate.

Current surgical procedures include laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass Roux loop reconstruction.

These techniques have a relatively low complication rate.

There is a clearly demonstrable effect of programs size, with larger programs having better outcomes.

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