Management of Acute Postoperative Hemorrhage in the Bariatric Patient

Lincoln E.V.V. Ferreira, Louis M. Wong Kee Song, Todd H. Baron

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Bariatric surgery is one of the treatment options for achieving and preserving weight loss and managing medical complications related to obesity. After bariatric surgery, early or late adverse events, such as intraluminal or extraluminal gastrointestinal hemorrhage, can occur. Early gastrointestinal bleeding is more often a complication associated with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery than other bariatric procedures and usually arises from the gastrojejunal anastomosis. Early postoperative bleeding may be potentially life threatening, although death after postbariatric surgery as a consequence of acute bleeding is uncommon. Although early postoperative intraluminal bleeding can usually be managed conservatively, endoscopic therapy may be required.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-294
Number of pages8
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011


  • Bariatric surgery
  • Endoscopic treatment
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Obesity
  • Post-bariatric bleeding
  • Postoperative hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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