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Surgical Management of Obesity

Leaders in the field present today's most comprehensive coverage of bariatric surgery, one of the most promising current treatments for the growing global epidemic of overweight and obesity. This brand new resource begins with a through examination of the history, incidence, demography, etiology, biology, comorbidities, longevity, and social and economic implications of obesity. It then discusses pre-, peri-, and postoperative issues of importance before examining the evolution of bariatric procedures. Individual chapters present the best surgical approaches, their outcomes, and other considerations involved in this surgical approach.

General Surgeons, Obesity Surgeons, GI Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Surgical Oncologists, Fellows & Residents, and Health Science Libraries


Published: September 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0089-1


  • I. Background

    1. Historical Perspectives

    2. Incidence and Demography of Obesity

    3. Etiology of Obesity

    4. Biology of Obesity

    II. Consequences

    5. Obesity Comorbidities

    6. Longevity and ObesityBR>
    7. Social Implications of Obesity

    8. Economic Implications of Obesity

    III. Non-Operative Management

    9. Dietary Management of Obesity

    10. Drug Management of Obesity

    11. Alternative Therapies for Obesity

    IV. Preoperative, Perioperative, and Postoperative Patient Care

    12. Patient Selection for Bariatric Surgery

    13. Preoperative Preparation of the Bariatric Patient

    14. Anesthesia Consideration for the Obese

    15. Perioperative Management of the Bariatric Patient

    16. Postoperative Care of the Bariatric Patient

    17. Surgery in the Morbidly Obese Patient

    V. Operative Procedures

    18. Evolution of the Bariatric Procedures and Selection Algorithm

    19. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

    20. Vertical Banded Gastropasty

    21. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

    22. Open Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass

    23. Laparoscopic Roux Gastric Bypass

    24. Laparscopic Gastric Bypass Using the Linear Stapler

    25. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Using the Circular Stapler

    26. Laparoscopic Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass: Hand Sewn Gastrojejunostomy

    27. The Banded Gastric Bypass

    28. Long –Limb Roux Gastric Bypass

    29. Biliopancreatic Diversion

    30. Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch

    31. Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch

    32. Implantable Gastric Stimulation for the Treatment of Severe Obesity

    33. Secondary Plastic Procedures in Bariatric Surgery

    34. Ancillary Procedures in Bariatric Surgery

    VI. Reoperations and Complications

    35. Principles of Revisional Bariatric Surgery

    36. Strictures in Bariatric Surgery

    37. Leaks, Gastric Disruption in Bariatric Surgery

    VII. Outcome

    38. Long-Term Follow-Up and Evaluations of Results in Bariatric Surgery

    39. Pratical Training of the Bariatric Surgeon

    40. Nutritional Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery

    41. Resolution of Bariatric Co-Morbidities Diabetes

    42. Resolution of Bariatric Comorbidities Hypertension

    43. Resolution of Bariatric Comorbidities: Sleep Apnea

    44. Resolution of Bariatric Comorbidities: Orthopedic

    45. Nursing Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

    46. Patient Support Groups in Bariatric Surgery

    47. Open Vs Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery

    48. The Requirements for Medical Writing with Emphasis on Reporting Bariatric Surgical Outcomes

    VIII. Educations and Practice

    49. Academic Training of the Bariatric Surgeon

    50. Metabolic Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery

    51. The Multidisciplinary Team in a Bariatric Surgery Program: Importance of a Team Approach

    52. The Allied Science Team in Bariatric Surgery

    53. Requisite Facilities for Bariatric Surgical Practice

    54. Laparoscopic Suites and Robotics in Bariatric Surgery

    55. Liability Issues In Bariatric Surgery

    56. Adolescent Bariatric Surgery


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