Procedure Selection in Bariatric Surgery

  • Neil A. JenningsEmail author
  • Peter K. Small


This chapter discusses the complex decision-making involved in performing a bariatric procedure on the individual patient. It provides an overview of the benefits and pitfalls of the most commonly performed bariatric surgeries and examines how factors related to the individual patient as well as surgical and regulatory factors affect the selection of the surgery.


Bariatric surgery Obesity Procedure selection Risk stratification 



The authors thank Dr Mervyn Deitel for review and input.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Bariatric SurgerySunderland Royal HospitalSunderlandUK
  2. 2.General SurgerySunderland Royal HospitalSunderlandUK

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