Gallbladder Disease in the Bariatric Surgery Patient

  • Carol A. McCloskey
  • Giselle Hamad


Obesity, a major nutrition-related health problem in the United States, is a well-known risk factor for the development of cholesterol gallstones. The reported incidence of biliary tract disease in the morbidly obese varies from 28% to 45.2% (1, 2, 3), three to four times greater than in the general population (4).


Bariatric Surgery Gastric Bypass Morbid Obesity Bile Salt Gallbladder Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol A. McCloskey
    • 1
  • Giselle Hamad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterMagee-Women’s HospitalPittsburghUSA

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