The SAGES Manual

A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery

  • Ninh T. Nguyen
  • Eric J. De Maria
  • Sayeed Ikramuddin
  • Matthew M. Hutter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Essentials of Bariatric Surgery

    1. Xingxiang Li, Orit Kaidar-Person, Raul J. Rosenthal
      Pages 3-8
    2. Daniel E. Swartz, Edward L. Felix
      Pages 9-22
    3. Benjamin E. Schneider
      Pages 23-25
    4. Jamie D. Adair, Mark A. Pleatman
      Pages 27-30
    5. Troy A. Markel, Samer G. Mattar
      Pages 37-42
    6. Eldo E. Frezza, Mitchell S. Wachtel, Rolf Gordhamer
      Pages 43-50
    7. Rami R. Zanoun, Giselle G. Hamad
      Pages 51-57
    8. Daniel M. Herron, Murali N. Naidu
      Pages 59-66
    9. Steven Teich, Marc P. Michalsky
      Pages 67-73
    10. Bradley T. Ewing, Eldo E. Frezza
      Pages 75-84
  3. Techniques

    1. Robin P. Blackstone
      Pages 87-100
    2. Dean J. Mikami
      Pages 101-107
    3. Manish Parikh, Michel Gagner, Alfons Pomp
      Pages 109-129
  4. Outcomes

    1. Samuel Szomstein, Olga N. Tucker
      Pages 145-151
    2. Go Miyano, Thomas H. Inge
      Pages 167-176
    3. Sayeed Ikramuddin, Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos
      Pages 177-190
  5. Complications

    1. Alexander Perez, Eric J. De Maria
      Pages 193-197
    2. Ross L. McMahon
      Pages 199-203
    3. Alexander Perez, Eric J. De Maria
      Pages 205-209
    4. Janey S. A. Pratt
      Pages 211-212
    5. Bradley J. Needleman
      Pages 213-217
  6. Guidelines and Accreditation in Bariatric Surgery

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

About this book


Obesity is an epidemic in most developed countries. Bariatric surgery is growing at an exponential rate, with more than 140,000 bariatric operations performed in the U.S. yearly. In keeping with the other manuals in the series, The SAGES Manual of Bariatric Surgery presents a practical "how to" approach to minimally invasive bariatric surgery.

The patient care needs are addressed in introductory chapters dealing with the rationale for surgery; overview of operations; preoperative assessment; psychological evaluation; and postoperative follow up, including behavioral issues and dietary guidelines. The editors then address the practicalities of setting up a bariatric program and both case and practice management.

The subsequent sections cover techniques (Roux-en-Y, Lap-Band, malabsorptive operations and staged procedures), outcomes (including adolescent cases), and possible complications (leaks, bleeding, obstruction, stomas). These procedural chapters allow the reader to make decisions based on the evidence and best practices.

Finally, the Manual wraps up with guidelines and accreditation requirements in bariatric surgery. This section stresses the importance of continuing education and consistent certifications.


Bariatric surgery Surgery abdominal surgery endoscopy minimally invasive surgery obesity obesity surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Ninh T. Nguyen
    • 1
  • Eric J. De Maria
    • 2
  • Sayeed Ikramuddin
    • 3
  • Matthew M. Hutter
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Gastrointestinal and Bariatric SurgeryUniversity of California, Irvine Medical CenterOrangeUSA
  2. 2.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA
  3. 3.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-69170-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-69171-8
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