Comparison of bariatric and non-bariatric elective operations in morbidly obese patients on the basis of wound infection

TOPALOĞLU S., Avşar F., Özel H., Babacan M., Berkem H., Yıldız Y., ...More

OBESITY SURGERY, vol.15, no.9, pp.1271-1276, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1381/096089205774512465
  • Journal Name: OBESITY SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1271-1276
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Background: Wound infection rates after various types of bariatric operations have been well described. The question of whether bariatric surgery increases wound infection rate compared with similar elective surgical procedures in obese patients has not been clearly answered. The purpose of this study was to investigate wound status of morbidly obese patients after elective general surgery.