Surgical approaches to obesity.

  title={Surgical approaches to obesity.},
  author={Michael L. Kendrick and Gregory F. Dakin},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={81 10 Suppl},
Bariatric surgery has evolved considerably since the introduction of jejunoileal bypass in the 1950s. With modifications of early procedures, implementation of new techniques, and establishment of minimally invasive approaches, operative intervention has become the mainstay in the treatment of extreme (class III) obesity. The laparoscopic adjustable gastric band technique is the most common purely restrictive procedure. Advantages of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band include reduced… CONTINUE READING


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