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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44

Bariatric surgery in transplant recipients: A narrative review


1 Department of Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Rasool-e Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences; Center of Excellence of European Branch of International Federation for Surgery of Obesity, Hazrat-e-Rasool Hospital, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Al Zahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences; Department of General Surgery, Shariati Hospital, Isfahan, Iran
3 Department of Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Rasool-e Akram Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Endometriosis Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amir Hossein Davarpanah Jazi
Minimally Invasive Surgery Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. Alzahra Hospital, Soffeh St, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jrms.JRMS_631_19

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Morbidity and mortality rates are increased due to obesity after organ transplantation; in this regards, bariatric surgery (BS) is believed to be an effective treatment for posttransplant obese patients. Nevertheless, some studies are doubtful in terms of the effectiveness of BS, the most suitable bariatric procedure, and management of immunosuppressant drugs in some kinds of organ transplants. We evaluated nonsurgical therapies, weight reduction, adjustment of immunosuppressants, comorbidities, and the recommended surgical procedures for posttransplant BS for different types of organ transplantations.


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