Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Principles and Technical Aspects

  • Marcello Lucchese
  • Nicola Scopinaro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John B. Dixon, T. Rice
      Pages 3-9
    3. Luca Busetto, Stefania Maggi
      Pages 11-15
    4. Geltrude Mingrone, Marco Castagneto
      Pages 17-23
    5. Paola Fierabracci, Anna Tamberi, Ferruccio Santini
      Pages 25-34
    6. Mario Maggi, Annamaria Morelli, Micaela Luconi, Francesco Lotti, Marcello Lucchese, Enrico Facchiano et al.
      Pages 35-42
    7. Nicola Basso, Giovanni Casella, Emanuele Soricelli, Geltrude Mingrone, Adriano Redler
      Pages 43-55
  3. Surgery of Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Henry Buchwald
      Pages 69-79
    3. Francesco Rubino
      Pages 81-97
    4. Marcello Lucchese, Alessandro Sturiale, Giovanni Quartararo, Enrico Facchiano
      Pages 99-108
    5. Jay B. Brodsky
      Pages 109-118
    6. Hjortur Gislason, H. J. Jacobsen, A. Bergland, E. Aghajani, B. J. Nergard, B. G. Leifsson et al.
      Pages 119-129
  4. Surgical Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Marcello Lucchese, Giovanni Quartararo, Lucia Godini, Alessandro Sturiale, Enrico Facchiano
      Pages 133-143
    3. Alfredo Genco, Roberta Maselli, Massimiliano Cipriano, Emanuele Soricelli, Giovanni Casella, Adriano Redler
      Pages 145-152
    4. Nicola Di Lorenzo, Francesco Maria Carrano
      Pages 153-163
    5. Karl A. Miller
      Pages 165-173

About this book


This book explains the concept of metabolic surgery and provides step-by-step descriptions of all the principal minimally invasive surgical techniques employed to treat morbid obesity. The approach adopted is very practical. For each procedure, indications, technical aspects, clinical management, and outcomes are described, and helpful tips and tricks, highlighted. Guidance is provided on the management of emergencies and potential complications, as well as on general postoperative management and long-term follow-up. The coverage also includes new frontiers of robotic and endoscopic surgery. While the focus is on surgical techniques, emphasis is placed on the need for a multidisciplinary approach, with explanation of the role of the multidisciplinary team and the bariatric center. In addition, important information is presented on the definition of morbid and severe obesity, incidence/prevalence, pathophysiology, and obesity-related comorbidities. The authors are internationally acknowledged experts who present best practice know-how in the field and draw on the most recent research literature.


Laparoscopic surgery Morbid obesity Multidisciplinary approach to obesity Pathophysiology of obesity Weight loss

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcello Lucchese
    • 1
  • Nicola Scopinaro
    • 2
  1. 1.General and Emergency Surgery, Bariatric SurgeryCareggi University HospitalFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Medical SchoolUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15355-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15356-8
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