Experimental Alternatives in Bariatric Surgery

  • John H. Rodriguez
  • Dean J. Mikami
  • Bipan Chand


Bariatric surgery remains the most effective treatment for obesity and weight-related comorbidities. Surgical intervention is often underutilized for a multitude of reasons. Limitations may include side effects, insurance restrictions, and accessibility. Future direction should aim at developing therapies that are less invasive, safer, and potentially allow for greater acceptance and accessibility. Endoluminal bariatric therapies, neurohormonal modulation, and innovative surgical techniques will likely determine the future direction of bariatric surgery. Emerging techniques should focus on offering more options for earlier management of obesity, as well as an alternative in advanced and recurrent disease. In order to achieve this goal, new procedures should offer a safer and less invasive profile than what is currently accepted.


Bariatric Surgery Sleeve Gastrectomy Excess Weight Loss Intragastric Balloon Pancreatic Exocrine Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John H. Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Dean J. Mikami
    • 2
  • Bipan Chand
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Gastrointestinal SurgeryThe Ohio State University Medical CenterColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Division of GI/Minimally Invasive SurgerySurgery Loyola University Medical Center, Stritch School of MedicineMaywoodUSA

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