The surgical management of obesity
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Abstract: Obesity has reached pandemic levels globally. Surgical management of obesity aims to establish metabolic control, weight loss and resolution of multiple health conditions and to improve quality of life. Here, we examine the role of surgery in the management of obesity within the context of a multidisciplinary team involving a variety of healthcare professionals. We highlight the importance of patient selection, perioperative care, the various types of bariatric surgery currently available as well as emerging procedures. In addition to clarifying the different types of procedure, we also examine the potential complications and issues of weight regain and failure to lose weight. Ultimately, bariatric surgery remains comparatively safe and with generally excellent results in terms of control of existing obesity-related conditions; with the ever-increasing number of patients living with obesity, the scope of bariatric surgery is thus likely to increase.
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Surgery::Surgical research::Surgery
Askari A, Jambulingam P, Gurprashad R, Al-Taan O, Adil T, Munasinghe A, Jain V, Rashid F, Whitelaw D. The surgical management of obesity. Clin Med (Lond). 2023 Jul;23(4):330-336. doi: 10.7861/clinmed.2023-0189. PMID: 37524428.