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Perform cholecystectomy before gastric bypass surgery to prevent complications


Perform cholecystectomy before gastric bypass surgery to prevent complications

There is a strong association between obesity and gallstones; however, there is no clear evidence regarding the optimal order of gastric bypass surgery and gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) when both procedures are clinically indicated. In a BJS (British Journal of Surgery) analysis, there was a higher risk of complications when cholecystectomy was performed after bypass surgery rather than before.

The analysis was based on data from the Swedish Register for Cholecystectomy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (79,386 patients) and the Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry (36,098 patients) from 2007 to 2013.

“For patients with obesity and symptomatic gallstone disease, the best strategy complication-wise is to perform cholecystectomy before gastric bypass,” said lead author Viktor Wanjura, of Örebro University, in Sweden.

For more details click on the link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.10666

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Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh

Anjali Nimesh Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2016. she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. She can be contacted at editorial@medicaldialogues.in Contact no. 011-43720751
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