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Surgery for Morbid Obesity

  • John H. Linner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lyn Howard, John Story Jenks
    Pages 1-16
  3. Deane C. Manolis
    Pages 17-22
  4. John H. Linner
    Pages 23-48
  5. John H. Linner
    Pages 49-64
  6. John H. Linner
    Pages 65-91
  7. John H. Linner
    Pages 109-126
  8. John H. Linner
    Pages 127-132
  9. James M. Gayes
    Pages 133-144
  10. Raymond L. Drew
    Pages 145-148
  11. Joseph Milo Meland
    Pages 149-164
  12. Sheridan S. Stevens, George L. Peltier
    Pages 165-185
  13. John H. Linner
    Pages 187-187
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 189-208

About this book

Introduction

The surgical treatment of morbid obesity has undergone astonishing growth since its inception thirty years ago. The medical profession has long been aware of the discouraging intractability of morbid obesity to all forms of conservative management, and it is only recently that physicians have come to realize that surgery can provide very real palliation for the morbidly obese patient. Surgery does not attack the underlying etiology of morbid obesity, whatever it may be, but exerts its effect indirectly either by effecting a calorie loss through intestinal shunting, or by calorie deprivation through a radical reduction of gastric capacity. Acceptance of bariatric surgery as a legitimate therapeutic modality has met with considerable resistance by many physicians for two principal reasons. The first relates to the rather prevalent but unjustifiable attitude both within and without the medical profession that morbid obesity is an expression of slovenliness, the result of a character defect, or a defect of the will, and of an "easy way that those so atHicted should not be extended the benefit out," but should "shape up" by rigorous diet and exercise. The second more serious concern that has blunted enthusiasm for bariatric surgery has been the large number of late complications following jejunoileal bypass, and the high incidence of perioperative complications and revisional operations in some quarters following gastric reduction procedures. It is to these concerns that this book is addressed.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • John H. Linner
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

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