This monograph covers the medical, psychological and biological features of bariatric surgery. From a multidisciplinary view, important aspects both before and after bariatric surgery are considered. Firstly, this monograph focuses on the evaluation of bariatric surgery candidates, both considering the pathology and psychopathology of morbidly obese patients. Also, special attention is given to measurement instruments applied during the psychological assessment of these patients. Secondly, surgical techniques used in bariatric surgery are covered. A detailed description of these techniques, also considering their possible postoperative and late complications is provided. A comparison of long-term results obtained by the different surgical techniques is also included.
Other features related to surgical intervention, such as revision surgery or plastic surgery are also covered. Thirdly, a chapter about bariatric surgery in adolescents has been included. Specific guidelines and considerations of the application of bariatric surgery to adolescents are discussed. Another aspect that is covered in the present publication are metabolic changes in morbidly obese patients, both before and after bariatric surgery. A description of changes in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, satiety factors and other metabolic parameters involved in morbid obesity are also provided.
Adherence to dietary recommendations is also considered. Dietary recommendations before and after bariatric surgery, and cognitive and behavioural techniques that promote their adherence are provided.
Finally, the impact of morbid obesity on health-related quality of life, its improvement after bariatric surgery and the therapeutic approach to improve quality of life among these patients is included.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1. Perioperative Evaluation of the Obese Patient
(Albert Lecube, Carlos Zafón, Ramon Vilallonga, Vall d’Hebrón Obesity Unit, EASO-Collaborating Center for Obesity Management, Endocrinology Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain and others)pp. 1-6
CHAPTER 2: Psychopathology Among Bariatric Surgery Candidates
(Carmina Saldaña, Ana Andrés, University of Barcelona, Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment, Institute for Research on the Brain, Cognition and Behavior (IR3C), Spain and others) pp. 7-18
CHAPTER 3. Psychological Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Candidates
(Ana Andrés, Carmina Saldaña, University of Barcelona, Department of Methodology for the Behavioural Sciences, Barcelona, Spain and others)pp. 19-62
CHAPTER 4. Surgical Techniques in Bariatric Surgery
(J.A. Baena-Fustegueras, M.T. Santamaría Gómez, M.C. Artigas Marco, S.E. Ros López, M. González Duaigües, A. Miró Cugat, A. Montero Matamala, J.J. Olsina Kissler, Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova, LLeida, Spain)pp. 63-100
CHAPTER 5. Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents
(Ramon Vilallonga Puy, Albert Lecube Torelló, José Manuel Fort, Diego Yeste, Endocrine, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Unit, IFSO Centre of Excellence Program in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain and others)pp. 101-112
CHAPTER 6. Metabolic Changes in Morbidly Obese Patients after Bariatric Surgery
(Eva Pardina, Roser Ferrer, Roberto Catalán, Albert Lecube, Helena Allende, Víctor Vargas, Jose M. Fort, David Ricart-Jané, M. Dolores López-Tejero, Juan A. Baena-Fustegueras, Julia Peinado-Onsurbe, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Biology Faculty, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain and others)pp. 113-144
CHAPTER 7. Adherence to Dietary Recommendations Before and After Bariatric
(Gemma López-Guimerà, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)pp. 145-162
CHAPTER 8. Health-Related Quality of Life Among Morbidly Obese Patients
(Carmina Saldaña, Ana Andrés, University of Barcelona, Department of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment; Institute for Research on the Brain, Cognition and Behavior (IR3C), Spain and others)pp. 163-178
Editors: Ana Andrés and Carmina Saldaña (University of Barcelona, Department of Methodology for the Behavioural Sciences, Passeig Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain, and others)