Gastric Bypass Surgery in a Paraplegic Morbidly Obese Patient

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The complications of spinal cord injury are exaggerated with obesity, and create complex medical and socioeconomic issues. Despite the well-documented advantages of bariatric surgery in reducing the morbidity of obesity, this option has not been routinely offered to obese patients with spinal cord injuries. We describe the first case of a morbidly obese male with a spinal cord injury who underwent a successful Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

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