Postgastrectomy syndromes

Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Oct;91(5):1105-22. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2011.07.001.


The first postgastrectomy syndrome was noted not long after the first gastrectomy was performed. The indications for gastric resection have changed dramatically over the past 4 decades, and the overall incidence of gastric resection has decreased. This article focuses on the small proportion of patients with severe, debilitating symptoms; these symptoms can challenge the acumen of the surgeon who is providing the patient's long-term follow-up and care. The article does not deal with the sequelae of bariatric surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / methods*
  • Gastrectomy / adverse effects*
  • Gastroplasty / methods*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Postgastrectomy Syndromes* / diagnosis
  • Postgastrectomy Syndromes* / epidemiology
  • Postgastrectomy Syndromes* / surgery
  • United States / epidemiology