Current Gastroenterology Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 296–303

Factors in Selecting the Optimal Bariatric Procedure for a Specific Patient and Parameters by Which to Measure Appropriate Response to Surgery


DOI: 10.1007/s11894-010-0117-0

Cite this article as:
Deveney, C.W. & Martindale, R.G. Curr Gastroenterol Rep (2010) 12: 296. doi:10.1007/s11894-010-0117-0


Bariatric operations are increasingly being used to induce weight loss and ameliorate or cure most of the morbidities that accompany obesity. These procedures not only produce substantial weight loss (>50% body weight), but they cure or ameliorate the comorbidities (diabetes type 2, hypertension, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia) in the vast majority of patients. These procedures can usually be performed laparoscopically with a mortality of less than 0.5% and a hospital stay of 1 to 3 days. Presently they are the only effective treatment for weight loss in the extremely obese patient (body mass index ≥ 35).


Obesity Bariatric surgery Gastric bypass Duodenal switch Biliopancreatic diversion Comorbidities Type 2 diabetes Obstructive sleep apnea Hypertension Hyperlipidemia BMI Weight loss Jejuno-ileal bypass Sleeve gastrectomy Bilroth II anastomosis Roux-en-Y Lap adjustable band Short gut Diarrhea Vitamin deficiency Vertical banded gastroplasty Malabsorptive procedures Restrictive procedures Gastric pouch Nutritional deficiencies 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General SurgeryOregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA

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