Metabolic Bone Disease and Bariatric Surgery
|Tanjinder S Sanghera1*, Sertaz-Niel Kang2 and Khaled Hamdan3
|1Digestive Diseases Unit, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, UK
|2Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, UK
|3Digestive Diseases Unit, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, UK
|Corresponding Author :
|Tanjinder S Sanghera
Digestive Diseases Unit
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
|Received November 16, 2011; Accepted April 21, 2012; Published April 23, 2012
|Citation: Sanghera TS, Kang SN, Hamdan K (2012) Metabolic Bone Disease and Bariatric Surgery. J Gastroint Dig Syst S10:001. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.S10-001
|Copyright: © 2012 Sanghera TS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide and the past decade has witnessed an exponential rise in the number of bariatric operations performed. As a consequence, it is expected that an increasing number of patients are likely to be at risk of long term complications that may not manifest until years or decades later. Several studies have investigated the short and long-term complications of bariatric surgery but there is little available data on the longterm consequences on bone metabolism and the consequences of this after bariatric surgery. This paper reviews the current literature for further information on this clinically relevant issue.