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Surgery for obesity

This is increasingly recognized as a cause of kidney stones. Surgery for obesity can change the way some chemicals are absorbed from the intestines and other times can be associated with dehydration. This is especially true in patients who have had gastric bypass and intestinal bypass procedures but may also occur in patients who have undergone gastric banding surgery.

Surgery for obesity has many health benefits and patients requiring this surgery should be made aware that they are at an increased risk for developing kidney stones.