Obesity and Diabetes

New Surgical and Nonsurgical Approaches

  • Joel Faintuch
  • Salomão Faintuch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Joel Faintuch, Salomão Faintuch
    Pages 1-10
  3. Caroline E. Sheppard, Erica L. W. Lester, Kevin A. Whitlock, Shahzeer Karmali, Daniel W. Birch, Christopher J. de Gara
    Pages 11-33
  4. Rudolf A. Weiner, Islam A. El-Sayes, Sylvia R. Weiner
    Pages 35-67
  5. Almino Cardoso Ramos, Eduardo Lemos de Souza Bastos, Keith Chae Kim
    Pages 69-87
  6. Sérgio Santoro, Sidney Klajner, Renato Sampaio
    Pages 89-110
  7. Denis Pajecki, Daniel Riccioppo, Flavio Kawamoto, Marco Aurelio Santo
    Pages 111-129
  8. Eduardo G. H. de Moura, Ivan R. B. Orso, Bruno C. Martins, Guilherme S. Lopes
    Pages 131-142
  9. León E. Litwak, Carla Musso, Susana Fuentes
    Pages 171-202
  10. Hugo Mendieta Zerón, Julio CCésar Téllez López
    Pages 203-216
  11. Ana San Gabriel, Daniel Tome
    Pages 217-229
  12. Bipasha Bose, Kishore Reddy Katikireddy, Sudheer Shenoy P
    Pages 231-255

About this book


This timely and clinically oriented book uniquely addresses the entire spectrum of treatment for severe obesity and diabetes. It thoroughly examines all aspects from robotic surgery to cell therapy, from the latest antidiabetic drugs to endoscopic procedures and devices, from appetite-inhibiting signals and nutrients to gastric arterial embolization. It offers objective and authoritative information for practicing professionals; not only are successful interventions discussed and updated, but cutting-edge and experimental pathways are also anticipated.

Obesity is the foremost nutritional challenge worldwide. Its companion is type-2 diabetes, the most prevalent metabolic disease. Together they represent the diabesity epidemic, which is draining resources, overwhelming healthcare facilities, and impacting life expectancy and quality of life everywhere. No country has been spared, and most medical specialties have been affected. Many books focus on the surgical options for obesity and diabetes, namely bariatric and metabolic operations. Information on the clinical and pharmacological treatment is also available, conveyed by standard texts on internal medicine and endocrinology. Yet endoscopic maneuvers and prostheses, cell therapy for diabetes, and other innovative approaches are hard to come by, as conventional texts overlook such therapies. This timely publication bridges the gaps between all different therapeutic options, also covering advances in the conservative, surgical and parasurgical domains.

This book will appeal to seasoned specialists, students and healthcare professionals in training alike.


Bariatric surgery Diabetes mellitus Metabolic surgery Obesity antidiabetes therapy antiobesity therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Joel Faintuch
    • 1
  • Salomão Faintuch
    • 2
  1. 1.Gastroenterology DepartmentUniversity of Sao Paulo, Hospital das ClinicasSao PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Radiology DepartmentBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13125-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13126-9
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