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Re-operations after Secondary Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review


Kuzminov, A and Palmer, AJ and Wilkinson, S and Khatsiev, B and Venn, AJ, Re-operations after Secondary Bariatric Surgery: a Systematic Review, Obesity Surgery, 26, (9) pp. 2237-2247. ISSN 0960-8923 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11695-016-2252-7


This paper reviews reoperations rates for short- and long-term complications following secondary bariatric procedures and need for further bariatric surgery. The search revealed 28 papers (1317 secondary cases) following at least 75 % of patients for 12 months or more. For adjustable gastric banding (AGB), rebanding had higher re-revisional rates than conversions into other procedures. Conversion of AGB to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass had the highest number of short- (10.7 %) and long-term (22.0 %) complications. We estimated 194 additional reoperations per 1000 patients having a secondary procedure, 8.8 % needing tertiary surgery. Despite being poorly reported, risks of reoperations for long-term complications and tertiary bariatric surgery are higher than usually reported risks of short-term complications and should be taken into account when choosing a secondary bariatric procedure and for economic evaluations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Reoperations, Complications, Secondary surgery
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Clinical sciences
Research Field:Surgery
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Treatment of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Kuzminov, A (Dr Alexandr Kuzminov)
UTAS Author:Palmer, AJ (Professor Andrew Palmer)
UTAS Author:Venn, AJ (Professor Alison Venn)
ID Code:109396
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2016-06-14
Last Modified:2022-08-30

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