A Brief History of Bariatric Surgery to the Present

  • Mervyn DeitelEmail author


Massive obesity results in serious diseases. Surgery has frequently been the only means to achieve and sustain significant weight loss. A brief history of bariatric operations is given, including their major complications, management and potential nutritional sequelae. This ascends to the development of the MGB and OAGB. Because type 2 diabetes frequently improves or resolves postoperatively, related operations are now being investigated in patients with lesser weight.


Bariatric surgery Intestinal bypass Gastroplasties Roux-en-Y gastric bypass Gastric banding Biliopancreatic diversion Duodenal switch Sleeve gastrectomy Gastric plication Single anastomosis duodenal switch Mini-gastric bypass One-anastomosis gastric bypass Postoperative nutrition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Editor-in-Chief Emeritus & Founding Editor, Obesity Surgery; Founding Member ASMBS and IFSO; Past-President ASMBS; Director MGB-OAGB ClubTorontoCanada

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