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Proper Approach to New Bariatric Procedures

  • Kara J. Kallies
  • Shanu N. Kothari
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Abstract

The field of bariatric surgery has advanced significantly from the days of Mason’s original gastric bypass operation. Advancement in minimally invasive surgical techniques has allowed for widespread acceptance of several bariatric procedures. Currently, the most commonly performed bariatric procedures worldwide include the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion with or without duodenal switch. As our understanding of the metabolic impact of each of these operations increases, innovators are driven to develop novel and even less invasive methods to reproduce the same results as the more traditional procedures. While innovation and development of new surgical devices and procedures are important to advance the field of bariatric surgery, a rigorous pathway of evaluation and transparent reporting is critical to obtain approval and increase its acceptance by surgeons and patients.

Keywords

Bariatric surgery Novel procedures Surgical devices Treatment outcome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical ResearchGundersen Medical FoundationLa CrosseUSA
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryGundersen Health SystemLa CrosseUSA

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