Medicine » Surgery

Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Edited by Chih-Kun Huang, ISBN 978-953-307-926-4, 336 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 29, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1066
Edited Volume

Bariatric surgery has gained importance in the last 20 years because of the high prevalence of global obesity, and the vast understating of the physiological and pathological aspects of obesity and associated metabolic syndromes. This book has been written by a number of highly outstanding authors and pioneering bariatric surgeons from all over the world. The intended audience for this book includes all medical professionals involved in caring for bariatric patients. The chapters cover the choice of operation, preoperative preparation including psychological aspect, postoperative care and management of complication. It also extends to concept and result of metabolic surgery and scarless bariatric surgery.