Bariatric surgery for the management of obesity: State of the field

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BACKGROUND: Obesity, defined as a body mass index (weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) greater than 30, has been increasing in incidence over the past 20 years. The treatment of obesity has evolved in concert with this growing obesity epidemic. Bariatric surgery is the only intervention found to consistently induce sustained weight loss that has also decreased the rate of concomitant diseases and mortality in this population. METHODS: The latest literature on the operative details and surgical outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, biliopancreatic bypass, and adjustable gastric banding procedures are reviewed in this article. RESULTS: Bariatric surgery is effective, safe, and well tolerated. CONCLUSION: Given the increasing incidence of morbid obesity and the effectiveness of bariatric surgery for treating this disease, it will likely continue to increase in popularity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)948-954
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume130
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012

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Bariatric Surgery
Obesity
Biliopancreatic Diversion
Gastric Bypass
Morbid Obesity
Incidence
Gastrectomy
Weight Loss
Stomach
Body Mass Index
Weights and Measures
Mortality
Population
Therapeutics

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Bariatric surgery for the management of obesity : State of the field. / Gilbert, Erin; Wolfe, Bruce.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 130, No. 4, 10.2012, p. 948-954.

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