Friday, May 25, 2007

Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity

The New England Journal of Medicine

Volume 356 — May 24, 2007 — Number 21

Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Eric J. DeMaria, M.D.

This Journal feature begins with a case vignette that includes a therapeutic recommendation. A discussion of the clinical problem and the mechanism of benefit of this form of therapy follows. Major clinical studies, the clinical use of this therapy, and potential adverse effects are reviewed. Relevant formal guidelines, if they exist, are presented. The article ends with the author's clinical recommendations.


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