Endoscopic treatment: the past, the present and the future.

  title={Endoscopic treatment: the past, the present and the future.},
  author={Elizabeth M. Mathus-Vliegen},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={28 4},
The obesity epidemic asks for an active involvement of gastroenterologists: many of the co-morbidities associated with obesity involve the gastrointestinal tract; a small proportion of obese patients will need bariatric surgery and may suffer from surgical complications that may be solved by minimally invasive endoscopic techniques; and finally, the majority will not be eligible for bariatric surgery and will need some other form of treatment. The first approach should consist of an energy… CONTINUE READING
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