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Medical Problems Post Bariatric Surgery

Abstract

Bariatric surgery is a cost effective way of reducing weight and improving weight related complications. It also improves the quality of life to some extent. However it can precipitate a constellation of metabolic complications which can have serious consequences. This chapter will focus on the role and types of bariatric surgery and will discuss the advantages and complications of these surgical procedures.

Keywords

Obesity Bariatric surgery Nutrition complications Metabolic complications Depression Eating disorder Metabolic bone disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology and ObesityDewsbury District HospitalDewsburyUK

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