Prevalence of gastric cancer in the patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Najme Samii,1,*

1. MSc Student Research Committee, School of Paramedical, Iran University of Medical Sciences



Introduction and goal: the number of obese people has grown up to 1.9 billion worldwide, that a large number of complications such as deaths can be expected. on the other hand, the prevalence of obesity has become a global problem. invasive and non-invasive treatment approaches are considered for that. can be point out from invasive methods to bariatric surgery, which may result in multiple complications such as cancer. the aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of gastric cancer after bariatric surgery.


Methods and materials:this systematic review article collected and written by using of authored articles published on google scholar, pubmed, sid, scopus sites that have been reviewed as cohort and case reports using a selective sampling method between 2006-2017


Results: one of the complications of the bariatric surgery is cancer (ted d. adams et al 2009) that is usually due to banding materials and carcinogens (arnaud de roover et al 2006). on the other hand, attention to cancer, which is one of the consequences of this surgery, may be neglected. therefore, if there are symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and epigastric pain, you should consider the likelihood and suspicion of cancer (simon van de vrande et al 2017).


Discussion and conclusion: review of studies signify the high prevalence of cancer after bariatric surgery. therefore, is recommended to the medical staff of this surgery to consider cancer as a common complication.


obesity, bariatric surgery, cancer