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.
|Title of host publication||Surgical Management of Obesity|
|Editors||Henry Buchwald, George Cowan Jr, Walter Pories|
|Place of Publication||US|
|Pages||357 - 364|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|