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2022 Jun 29

Surg Endosc

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency after bariatric surgery: a bariatric surgery center of excellence experience.


Moore HN, Chirco AR, Plescia T, Ahmed S, Jachniewicz B, Rajasekar G, Ali MR, Lyo V
Surg Endosc. 2022 Jun 29.
PMID: 35768735.


Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, and nausea are common after bariatric surgery (BS) and can lead to significant morbidity. While many diagnoses can explain these symptoms, post-bariatric exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is becoming increasingly recognized as contributor to gastrointestinal symptoms. The frequency and outcomes of EPI after BS are not well understood. We investigated the prevalence and outcomes of EPI over 18 years at a tertiary bariatric referral center.