There has been a virtual explosion in the number of bariatric procedures done in the USA and globally in the past 5 years. It is anticipated that more than 200,000 bariatric procedures will be done in the USA in 2012. Bariatric procedures carried out today are generally safe, in most cases effective, and commonly cost-effective in the total health care cost of this population . This chapter reviews the short- and long-term complications of bariatric procedure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Common Problems in Acute Care Surgery|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||8|
|ISBN (Print)||1461461227, 9781461461227|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2013|
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