Imaging in bariatric surgery: A guide to postsurgical anatomy and common complications

Robert C. Chandler, Gujjarrapa Srinivas, Kedar N. Chintapalli, Wayne H. Schwesinger, Srinivasa R. Prasad

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OBJECTIVE. This article reviews the various bariatric surgical techniques and the associated imaging findings of normal postoperative anatomy and of common complications. CONCLUSION. Bariatric surgery is increasingly performed to control morbid obesity secondary to failed medical approaches. As a result, imaging plays an important role in post-operative evaluation and management. Practical knowledge of postsurgical anatomy allows accurate interpretation of imaging findings related to normal postsurgical anatomy and common postsurgical complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-135
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Bariatric surgery
  • Biliopancreatic diversion
  • Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
  • Jejunoileal bypass
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Vertical-banded gastroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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