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Assessment of Newer Techniques in Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity
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Newer Techniques in Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity - Recommendations of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Medical Advisory Panel on Newer Laparoscope-Assisted Surgical Techniques
Morbid obesity, generally defined as a body-mass index (BMI) of 40 kg/m2 or greater, is associated with excess mortality and a high burden of obesity-related morbidities. Non-surgical treatments (i.e., lifestyle modifications, behavioral therapy, medications) have limited success in achieving substantial weight loss for morbidly obese patients. Surgical treatment has been employed for several decades, and a large number of clinical series have demonstrated success in achieving substantial weight loss.
Gastric bypass with Roux-en-Y anastomosis has been considered the bariatric
surgery of choice in the U.S, and this is supported by a substantial body
of literature. Comparative trials have shown gastric bypass with Roux-en-Y
anastomosis to be superior to alternative procedures such as vertical
banded gastroplasty (9 studies, n=3,780), horizontal gastroplasty
New Less Invasive Surgical Techniques
In recent years, less-invasive techniques have been applied to bariatric surgery, and offer potential benefits compared to open gastric bypass. Laparoscopic gastric bypass has the potential to reduce short-term morbidity while retaining the beneficial effects of gastric bypass. Laparoscopic gastric banding is less technically complex than other procedures, thus potentially lowering short-term complications even further. Laparoscopic banding has the additional advantage of reversibility, which is unique among bariatric surgery procedures.
Another recent trend is the use of variations on gastric bypass (e.g., bilio-pancreatic diversion, longlimb gastric bypass) in attempts to maximize weight loss patients with super-obesity (BMI >50 kg/m2).
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Laparoscopic or open bariatric surgery, such as gastric banding or bypass is not an easy solution to morbid obesity and weight loss. It is a serious surgical procedure, involving health risks. To produce lasting weight loss it requires a long-term patient commitment to eating a healthy diet and following a regular program of physical exercise. Life-long use of nutritional supplements may also be necessary. So, before deciding, discuss your options fully with your doctor. © 2003-2018 Bariatric-Surgery.Info - Terms - Contact - Information - Resources