Bleeding Duodenal Ulcer After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

Marc Zerey, MD, FRCSC; Lee B. Sigmon, BS; Timothy S. Kuwada, MD; B. Todd Heniford, MD; and Ronald F. Sing, DO
Notes and Affiliations
Notes and Affiliations

Received: December 8, 2006

Accepted: March 27, 2007

Published: January 1, 2008

J Osteopath Med; 108(1): 25-27

Postoperative upper gastrointestinal bleeding, though rare, is a potentially fatal complication of gastric bypass surgery that usually occurs a few months postoperation. The current report describes a 57-year-old man with a bleeding duodenal ulcer who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery 12 years earlier. With an increasing number of gastric bypass surgeries performed each year, physicians must be aware of their patients’ altered gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology—as well as the potential for pathophysiology.

Read Full Article