Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in obesity

ob0003p2 | All items | OU2021

Resistant Hypocalcemia in a patient after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Boharoon Hessa , Miras Alexander

Introduction: It is known that bariatric operations cause nutritional deficiencies especially calcium and vitamin D. Reported hypocalcemia after bariatric surgery ranges from 1% after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) to 25% after bilio-pancreatic diversion-duodenal switch. This is mainly the result of bypassing the preferential sites for calcium and vitamin D absorption. Apart from the bariatric operations, hypocalcemia commonly...

ob0002p7 | (1) | OU2020

A case report highlighting the potential for delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer after obesity surgery

Boharoon Hessa , Afari Hmouda Al , AlJaberi Asma

Excess body weight is associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer. Obesity surgery (OS) is increasingly performed in individuals who are ‘morbidly’ obese. Increased CRC risk was particularly evident greater than ten years after OS and was similar for gastric bypass, gastric banding and gastroplasty. By contrast, CRC risk in non-operated obese individuals remained stable according to the literature review. We present a 35 year old male, who underwent laparosco...