Over the last two decades, obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the world, resulting in suffering and premature death. Morbid obesity is a chronic medical illness that has long-reaching consequences and is caused by multiple factors. Bariatric surgery and other non-invasive procedures in carefully selected patients are effective treatments for obesity. It is the only tool for sustained and effective long-term weight loss.
The field of surgery is developing rapidly — offering innovative options for patients who have failed to lose weight by diet, exercise and pharmacological methods. The editors review problems that the patients face in the perioperative period and in the long term, as well as their adjustments in lifestyle and healthcare management.
The text is authored by authorities who participate in the multidisciplinary
care of bariatric patients. It will address the assessment and selection of
patients' treatment before surgery, options for surgical intervention and postoperative
- Indications for Bariatric Surgery and Selecting the Appropriate Procedure (J B Dixon)
- Anaesthesia in Bariatric Surgery (E Pizzirani & G Calcarella)
- Intragastric Balloon (BIB®) in Management of Morbid Obesity Disease (A Genco et al.)
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (G Segato et al.)
- Long-Term Results in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®) for Obese Patients (M De Luca et al.)
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAP-BAND®): Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment of Complications (M De Luca et al.)
- Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (B Dillemans & S Van Cauwenberge)
- New Technologies in Bariatric Surgery (M Lannoo & A D'Hoore)
- Imaging of Complications After Bariatric Surgery (J C Varghese & S H Roy-Choudhury)
- Sequential Treatment of Obesity (M De Luca et al.)
- Bariatric Surgery: When the Miracle is Not Enough (M K Moorehead)
- Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Co-Morbidities (S Van Cauwenberge & B Dillemans)
- Impact on Life Expectancy After Bariatric Surgery (L Busetto et al.)
Readership: Students and residents in surgical training.
Edited by Nadey S Hakim (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust London, UK), Franco Favretti (Vicenza Regional Hospital, Italy), Gianni Segato (Vicenza Regional Hospital, Italy), & Bruno Dillemans (St. Jan Hospital, Bruges, Belgium)