Management of the metabolic/bariatric surgery patient

Henry Buchwald, Sayeed Ikramuddin, Robert B. Dorman, Joyce L. Schone, John B. Dixon

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Abstract

There is currently a global pandemic of obesity and obesity-engendered comorbidities; in particular, certain major chronic metabolic diseases (eg, type 2 diabetes) which markedly reduce life expectancy and quality of life. This review is predicated on the fact that management of the obese patient is a primary concern of all physicians and health care providers, and that metabolic/bariatric surgery is a highly successful therapeutic option for this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1099-1105
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume124
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Metabolic/bariatric surgery
  • Micronutrients
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity

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