Bariatric surgery program essentials

Tomasz Rogula, Samer G. Mattar, Paul A. Thodiyil, Philip R. Schauer

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Obesity has grown to epidemic proportions in our society (1). This frightening trend is being highlighted by the news media and by periodic calls for action from government officials (2). Family practitioners and general surgeons are coming under increasing market pressures to provide medical or surgical solutions for patients who seek significant and durable weight loss. Morbidly obese patients have multiple diagnoses, and surgeons who embark on this specialty quickly realize that the safest and most effective approach to managing these patients is through a comprehensive multidiscipline program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780387680583
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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