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ASGE issues guidelines on the role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery patient
Date:7/25/2008

anding, a preoperative upper endoscopy should be considered to exclude large hernias that may change the surgical approach.

  • An endoscopic evaluation is useful for diagnosis and management of postoperative bariatric surgical symptoms and complications.

  • An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is difficult in patients who had a RYGB, and a magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) should be performed in cases where other noninvasive imaging studies are inconclusive. An ERCP in RYGB patients should be selectively performed.


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  • Contact: Anne Brownsey
    abrownsey@asge.org
    630-570-5635
    American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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