Optimal management of the morbidly obese patient SAGES appropriateness conference statement

@article{Jones2004OptimalMO,
  title={Optimal management of the morbidly obese patient SAGES appropriateness conference statement},
  author={Daniel O B Jones and David A Provost and Eric J Demaria and C. Daniel Smith and Lewis Morgenstern and Bruce Schirmer},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={1029-1037}
}
Obesity is a growing health problem that contributes to numerous life-threatening or disabling disorders, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, degenerative joint disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. Significant weight reduction in the morbidly obese improves or reverses associated illness and benefits well-being. The purpose of the SAGES Appropriateness Conference was to summarize the state of the art for open and laparoscopic operations… CONTINUE READING