Bariatric surgery: is it right for your patient?

Abstract

Obesity has become an international problem with the population rapidly gaining weight. The optimal treatment is diet and exercise; however, it is rarely effective in very heavy patients. Diet medications are also ineffective for these individuals. Because of its success in causing weight loss and controlling comorbid conditions, bariatric surgery has… (More)
DOI: 10.3810/pgm.2008.09.1919

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@article{Guth2008BariatricSI, title={Bariatric surgery: is it right for your patient?}, author={Eve S Guth and Edward H. Livingston}, journal={Postgraduate medicine}, year={2008}, volume={120 3}, pages={E01-14} }