What Is Candy Cane Syndrome?
Complications from gastric bypass surgery are low, but any surgery can come with risks. One possible complication from gastric bypass surgery is referred to as candy cane syndrome. This rare condition can result in discomfort for the patient and may require surgical intervention to relieve symptoms. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified bariatric surgeon who can perform gastric bypass candy cane resection surgery through his practice in Los Angeles.
Candy cane syndrome is a combination of symptoms that can result from a longer blind afferent limb that was created during the original gastric bypass surgery. It is believed that candy cane syndrome is caused by food particles that become stuck in the blind afferent limb. Symptoms reported with candy cane syndrome include vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. To diagnose this condition, other possible complications are eliminated to determine the best treatment options.
Gastric Bypass Candy Cane Resection
Dr. Danny Shouhed is one of the top bariatric surgeons in Los Angeles. He has had extensive success in performing both initial and revision bariatric surgeries with extremely few complications. When a patient is diagnosed with candy cane syndrome, a resection of the blind afferent limb may be the best option. Dr. Shouhed can usually perform this surgery using minimally-invasive techniques to shorten downtime and recovery, as well as reduce risks for the patient.
Gastric bypass candy cane resection can relieve painful symptoms for bariatric patients and allow them to continue on their journey to better health. If you had gastric bypass surgery and experience symptoms of candy cane syndrome, contact us at our office in Los Angeles. We can schedule an appointment for you to meet with Dr. Shouhed to discuss your symptoms and possible bariatric revision surgery for candy cane syndrome treatment to give you relief.