Gallstones and common bile duct stones in the bariatric surgery patient: Surgical and endoscopic management

Dana A. Telem, Eric M. Pauli

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Abstract

Cholelithiasis is a common condition present in 12 % of the adult population. Bariatric patients are at particular risk as factors associated with development of gallstones include obesity and rapid weight loss. For patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding, management is similar to that of any other patient. Patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or duodenal switch require special considerations secondary to anatomic alterations. This chapter addresses issues unique to the bariatric patient related to diagnosis and timing of cholecystectomy and management options for choledocholithiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBariatric Surgery Complications and Emergencies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages181-193
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319271149
ISBN (Print)9783319271125
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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