John Libbey Eurotext

Hépato-Gastro & Oncologie Digestive


Long-term medical complications of bariatric surgery Volume 28, issue 8, Octobre 2021


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1 Hôpital Louis Mourier, Service d’hépato-gastro-entérologie, 178 rue des Renouillers, 92700 Colombes
2 CHU de Bordeaux, Hôpital Haut-Lévêque, Groupe Hospitalier Sud, Service d’endocrinologie, diabétologie et nutrition, Bâtiment USN, Avenue de Magellan, 33604 Pessac Cedex
* Correspondance

The two most commonly performed bariatric surgical procedures in France, sleeve gastrectomy and the Roux Y-bypass, have undeniable health benefits in terms of quality of life and life extension. However, complications are numerous: immediate, late, mechanical or metabolic, they can be functional or life threatening - even at a distance from the surgery. This clinical case of cascading complications over a long period of time illustrates three intangible rules: precise preoperative selection of patients, their information, and their lifelong monitoring after surgery.