Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

Vadim Sherman, Stacy A. Brethauer, Bipan Chand, Philip R. Schauer

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Abstract

With the current epidemic of obesity spreading worldwide, surgical weight loss has been shown to be the most effective treatment. However, severely obese patients, that is, those with a body mass index (BMI) over 60, have an increased number of comorbid conditions and thus an increased operative risk. Several studies have demonstrated an increased rate of complications with weightloss surgery in this group of patients with approximately two to three times greater risk of morbidity and mortality than the morbidly obese patient with a BMI less than 60 (1-3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages173-178
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780387680583
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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