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Minerva Chirurgica 2017 April;72(2):125-39

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4733.16.07265-5

Copyright © 2016 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Novel technologies and techniques in bariatric surgery

Rafid RAHMAN 1, Dan E. AZAGURY 2

1 King’s College London, GKT School of Medical Education, London, UK; 2 Section of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA


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Obesity has been on the rise globally and more people are now clinically obese than ever before in the US. This issue has a significant impact on both health and cost to healthcare systems. Bariatric surgery is efficacious in treatment of obesity but only in late stages of the disease, and there is a requirement for less invasive techniques/devices to treat obesity at earlier stages. Currently a number of these are either in clinical trials or have recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for weight loss. This review aims to give an overview of the newer technologies and techniques being used in bariatric surgery. It will also give a glimpse into future methods and those that have fallen short in recent times.


KEY WORDS: Bariatric surgery - Gastric bypass - Obesity

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