Bariatric Surgery Program Essentials

  • Tomasz Rogula
  • Samer G. Mattar
  • Paul A. Thodiyil
  • Philip R. Schauer


Obesity has grown to epidemic proportions in our society (1). This frightening trend is being highlighted by the news media and by periodic calls for action from government officials (2). Family practitioners and general surgeons are coming under increasing market pressures to provide medical or surgical solutions for patients who seek significant and durable weight loss. Morbidly obese patients have multiple diagnoses, and surgeons who embark on this specialty quickly realize that the safest and most effective approach to managing these patients is through a comprehensive multidiscipline program.


Bariatric Surgery Obese Patient Morbid Obesity Bariatric Surgeon Bariatric Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Rogula
    • 1
  • Samer G. Mattar
    • 2
  • Paul A. Thodiyil
    • 3
  • Philip R. Schauer
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Department of General SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Clarian Bariatric CenterIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Lerner College of MedicineUSA
  5. 5.Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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