Simultaneous occurrence of metabolic, hematologic, neurologic and cardiac complications after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity

Kara M., Gundogdu Y., Karsli M., Ozben V. , Onder F. O. , Baca B.

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.9, no.5, pp.293-297, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12328-016-0674-3
  • Page Numbers: pp.293-297


Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a commonly performed procedure in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. Since a major anatomical alteration is made, this procedure may lead to significant postoperative complications, including nutritional deficiencies related to malabsorption. As a consequence of micronutrient deficiencies, secondary metabolic, hematologic and neurologic complications might also develop. Each of these complications is well reported in the literature; however, there are limited data on the simultaneous occurrence of these complications in a single patient. In this report, we aimed to present the diagnosis and management of metabolic, hematologic, neurologic and cardiac complications, which occurred simultaneously in a 57-year-old female patient after undergoing laparoscopic RYGB procedure.