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Global Bariatric Surgery

The Art of Weight Loss Across the Borders

  • Rami Lutfi
  • Mariano Palermo
  • Guy-Bernard Cadière


  • Provides a reliable reference to guide the practicing physician anywhere in the world.

  • Provides high definition illustrations of all techniques.

  • Written by thought leaders who created the concept of “Centers of Excellence”.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. History and Present

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mariano Palermo, Tripurari Mishra, Rami Lutfi
      Pages 3-15
    3. Katherine S. Blevins, Dan E. Azagury, John Magaña Morton
      Pages 17-20
    4. Wayne J. English, Teresa R. Fraker, Amy Robinson-Gerace
      Pages 21-32
  3. Global Bariatric Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Joseph Mark Drosdeck, Samer G. Mattar
      Pages 35-42
    3. Camilo Boza, Ricardo Funke, Ricardo Flores, Fernando Muñoz
      Pages 43-47
    4. Talat Sh. Al Shaban, Ramzi S. Alami, Abdelrahman Ali Nimeri
      Pages 49-58
    5. Muffazal Lakdawala, Aparna Govil Bhasker
      Pages 59-66
  4. Standard Bariatric Operations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Jaclyn Clark, Christine Ren Fielding, George Fielding
      Pages 69-77
    3. Blake R. Movitz, Arsalan Salamat, Rami Lutfi
      Pages 79-95
    4. Omar Ezequiel Bellorin-Marin, Alfons Pomp
      Pages 97-111
    5. Sébastien Blaye-Felice, Stéfane Lebel, Simon Marceau, François Julien, Laurent Biertho
      Pages 113-124
  5. Controversial and Nontraditional Bariatric Operations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Samuel Ordoñez Ortega, Eduardo Valdivieso Rueda, Juan Pablo Pantoja, Mauricio Sierra
      Pages 127-132
    3. Federico Davrieux, Luciano Antozzi, Mariano Palermo, Natan Zundel
      Pages 133-138
    4. Adriana Ruano, Cristina Sánchez-del-Pueblo, Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute, Antonio Torres
      Pages 139-144
    5. Sachin Kukreja, Mark Knudson, Katherine Tweden, Kelly Aspinwall, Scott A. Shikora
      Pages 145-158

About this book


This book methodically covers the technique, and results of laparoscopic bariatric and metabolic surgery. Aspiring to be wide-ranging, the content includes developments as well as basic standardized techniques, likely occurring complications, described to help practicians avoid dangerous pitfalls. The editors included such topics as the relationship between obesity and cancer, the use of surgery in adolescents, preparation and follow-up care, as well as the use of interventional radiology. The latest scientific evidence concerning endoscopy, radiology, robotics and pharmaceuticals, is presented in detail. Comprehensive varying opinions on the management of sleeve gastrectomy, weight regain, gastric bypass and complex revisions are unique to this tome. Not only are differing surgical perspectives presented, but physicians, endoscopists and researchers also describe alternative methods of management, in complications, future treatments, and understanding of the disease. 
Global Bariatric Surgery: The Art of Weight Loss Across the Borders serves as a valuable reference source for surgeons and practitioners in need of the most up-to-date information on bariatric and metabolic surgery with all its known facets. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rami Lutfi
    • 1
  • Mariano Palermo
    • 2
  • Guy-Bernard Cadière
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Saint-Pierre University HospitalEuropean School of Laparoscopic SurgeryBrusselsBelgium

About the editors

Rami Edward Lutfi, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chairman of Surgery, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Director, Presence Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics
331 W. Surf Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60657

Mariano Palermo, MD, PhD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Buenos Aires.
Coordinator of Bariatric Surgery, Centro CIEN - DIAGNOMED, Affiliated institution to the University of Buenos Aires.
Staff Surgeon, DAICIM Foundation.
President of ICYLS, International Club of Young Laparoscopic Surgeons.
Av Pte Peron 10298, Buenos Aires, Argentina CP1714

Guy-Bernard Cadière, MD, PhD
Head of Digestive Surgery Department - CHU Saint-Pierre
Professor of Surgery - Université Libre de Bruxelles
Director of the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery
Rue Haute 322
B-1000 Bruxelles

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Global Bariatric Surgery
  • Book Subtitle The Art of Weight Loss Across the Borders
  • Editors Rami Lutfi
    Mariano Palermo
    Guy-Bernard Cadière
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-93544-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06681-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-93545-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 523
  • Number of Illustrations 42 b/w illustrations, 207 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Health Administration
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