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Checklists in Bariatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management of Anastomotic Leak or Staple Line Dehiscence after Gastric Bypass

| December 19, 2012

This month:

Checklist #4: Diagnosis and Management of Anastomotic Leak or Staple Line Dehiscence after Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Times. 2012;9(12):12

Welcome to “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This column’s aim is to help bariatric surgeons quickly review the reasons for potential problems when caring for bariatric patients.
In this fourth installment of the column, we discuss anastomotic leak at the gastrojejunal or jejuno-jejunal anastomosis. Jejuno-jejunal anastomosis level are rare but they can have lethal implications or cause of major morbidity if not recognized and managed promptly. Staple line dehiscence along the pouch and gastric remnant have been also described as a source of leaks.
We hope you clip and save this convenient checklist and find it useful as a reference tool in your everyday practice.
Please stay tuned for more checklists in upcoming issues of Bariatric Times.

To download a PDF of Checklist #4, CLICK HERE

Column Editor

Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

Column Co-Editors

Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Associate Director of the Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida International University

E. Lo Menzo MD PhD FACS FASMBS
Staff Surgeon, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida.

FUNDING: No funding was provided.

DISCLOSURES: Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, is Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida. Drs. Szomstein and Lo Menzo report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

Category: Checklists in Bariatric Surgery

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