This scenario explores complications that can occur post-bariatric surgery. The case of Mrs. Willa Stevenson will ask you to make decisions regarding an anastomotic leak early after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). The scenario pages, combined with you pre and post quiz results, will provide excellent opportunities and resources improvement in knowledge and practice in self-reflection.
This event is an Accredited Self-Assessment Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Canadian Association of General Surgeons.
3.0 Section 3 MOC Credits
By the end of this case, you should be able to:
- Identify an anastomotic leak in a timely manner
- Describe the needs for an operative intervention (irrespective of non-operative tests)
- List operative management (steps) and postoperative care
Dr. Amin Andalib
- General Surgeons
- General Surgery Residents and Fellows
Virtual Patient Case Developers
- David Fleiszer MDCM
- Nancy Posel PhD