Surgical Site Infections after Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery: Is Routine Antibiotic Prophylaxis Required?

AKTAŞ A., KAYAALP C. , GÜNEŞ Ö. , KIRKIL C., Tardu A., Aydin M. C. , ...More

SURGICAL INFECTIONS, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/sur.2020.426
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL INFECTIONS


Background: It is a challenging question, especially in bariatric surgery (BS), whether antibiotic prophylaxis is necessary in all cases; considering the serious consequences of surgical site infection (SSI) on the one hand and irrational use of antibiotics on the other. The aim of this study was to determine the need/rationale for antibiotic prophylaxis in patients undergoing laparoscopic bariatric surgery, especially low-risk patients.