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The Super Super-Obese

  • Kelvin D. Higa
  • Alan C. Wittgrove
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Abstract

The prevalence of morbid super-obesity (BMI > 50 kg/m2) is continuing to increase despite a leveling off of class 1 and 2 obesity. These patients present a challenge, surgically, as well as programmatically, and represent the highest risk and lowest success rates. However, with proper preoperative preparation and in the appropriate institution, safe and effective treatment options can be delivered.

Keywords

Morbid super-obesity Class 3 obesity Sleeve gastrectomy Gastric bypass Duodenal switch 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelvin D. Higa
    • 1
  • Alan C. Wittgrove
    • 2
  1. 1.Minimally Invasive and Bariatric SurgeryFresno Heart and Surgical HospitalFresnoUSA
  2. 2.Wittgrove Bariatric CenterDel MarUSA

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