Bariatric Surgery: Technical Variations and Complications

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Michael Korenkov
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 3, 2012 - Medical - 217 pages
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The increasing prevalence of obesity in many countries means that it should now be considered a pandemic. It is widely recognized that obesity increases the risk of a variety of life-threatening conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Bariatric surgery is often the most effective way to treat such morbid obesity. Nevertheless, while various bariatric procedures have been proposed, to date standards have been lacking. In this book, leading experts from around the world discuss all aspects of bariatric surgery and present their own favored versions of surgical procedures with the aid of informative illustrations. Technical nuances are carefully described, and detailed attention is devoted to potential complications and how to avoid them. The expertise of the authors and the range of techniques considered guarantee that both trainees in bariatric surgery and experienced surgeons will find this book to be an invaluable source of information and guidance in their daily work.
 

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Contents

1 History of Bariatric Surgery
1
2 Adjustable Gastric Banding
11
3 Proximal Classic Gastric Bypass
52
4 Sleeve Gastrectomy
111
5 Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch
135
6 The Magenstrasse and Mill Procedure
168
7 Gastric Pacing
175
8 Gastric Balloon
187
9 Plastic Surgical Corrections After Massive Weight Loss
195
10 Anesthesiological Particularities in Bariatric Surgery
202
11 Epilogue Safety and Certainty in Bariatric Surgery
209
Index
212
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Dr. Korenkov is Associate Professor and Chief Surgeon at the Teaching Hospital Eschwege, University of Goettingen, Germany.

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