Historical Notes on the Surgical Treatment of Morbid Obesity
The renewed interest in surgery for morbid obesity happened not only due to increase in the prevalence of obesity, but also due to key changes and improvement in surgical technique that led to more efficient, safer, and less morbid operations. The knowledge of the history of bariatric surgery is thus essential to perform the most adequate technique to treat a very high prevalent disease. This chapter reviews the history of bariatric surgery.
KeywordsMorbid obesity Metabolic syndrome Bariatric surgery Weight loss surgery Gastric bypass Sleeve gastrectomy Duodenal switch
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