Laparoscopic surgery for severe obesity

Philip R. Schauer, Sayeed Ikramuddin

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Laparoscopic bariatric operations including vertical banded gastroplasty, gastric banding, and gastric bypass are relatively new, minimally invasive approaches to standard bariatric operations. Early experience with these procedures suggests that they are technically feasible, safe, and yield significant improvement in peri-operative morbidity and recovery compared with expected results of open procedures. Weight loss results are comparable to open operations. They are, however, technically challenging procedures that require advanced training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-54
Number of pages16
JournalProblems in General Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000


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