Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: Volume 15, book 1, 2009
Subject Collection: Medicine
Page: 74 - 77
Online date: Sept. 01, 2009,
OBESITY SURGERY: INDICATIONS, TECHNIQUES, WEIGHTLOSS AND POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS -/Review article/
Fellow, Master’s Program in Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Henri
Bismuth Hepatobiliary Institute, 12-14, avenue Paul Vaillant-Couturier,
94804 Villejuif Cedex;
ABSTRACT: In long-term perspective, the conservative treatment of obesity is always doomed to failure and only the surgical method allows reducing obesity. At this stage, the surgery of choice remains the gastric bypass, which is reduces on average 60-70% of the overweight and which is effective in 80% of the operated patients. Preoperative preparation, surgical interventions and postoperative monitoring of the patients are crucial to its effectiveness.
Key words: obesity, surgical techniques, complications.
Page: 74-77; FULL TEXT PDF (164 KB)
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