Bariatric Surgery Training

  • Stacy A. Brethauer
  • Philip R. Schauer


The number of bariatric procedures performed worldwide has increased dramatically over the last decade (1). Factors contributing to this increase include (1) the rising prevalence of obesity in industrialized countries; (2) increasing awareness of the societal costs of this epidemic; (3) the introduction of minimally invasive approaches to bariatric surgery; and (4) a growing body of literature supporting the safety, effectiveness, and durability of bariatric surgery. The United States has the highest prevalence of adult and childhood obesity in the world (2), and the increasing number of bariatric surgeries performed over the last decade is a reflection of this troubling epidemic (Table 7-1).


Bariatric Surgery Bariatric Procedure Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Fellowship Training Bariatric Surgeon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stacy A. Brethauer
    • 1
  • Philip R. Schauer
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Department of General SurgeryThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Lerner College of MedicineUSA
  3. 3.Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Bariatric and Metabolic InstituteThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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