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Bariatric surgery for the management of obesity: state of the field.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23018704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Erin W Gilbert; Bruce M Wolfe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1529-4242     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  2012-12-14     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  948-54     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bariatric Surgery / adverse effects,  methods*
Body Mass Index*
Gastric Bypass / adverse effects,  methods
Gastroplasty / adverse effects,  methods
Jejunoileal Bypass / adverse effects,  methods
Obesity, Morbid / diagnosis,  surgery*
Patient Satisfaction
Risk Assessment
Safety Management
Treatment Outcome
United States
Weight Loss

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