Procedure Selection in Bariatric Surgery
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.
KeywordsBariatric surgery Obesity Procedure selection Risk stratification
The authors thank Dr Mervyn Deitel for review and input.
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