Obesity, Vol. 9: Types Of Weight Loss Surgery Including Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass by Dakota StevensObesity, Vol. 9: Types Of Weight Loss Surgery Including Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass by Dakota Stevens

Obesity, Vol. 9: Types Of Weight Loss Surgery Including Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy…

byDakota Stevens

Paperback | October 12, 2010

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Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Body mass index (BMI), a measurement which compares weight and height, defines people as overweight (pre-obese) when their BMI is between 25 kg/m2 and 30 kg/m2, and obese when it is greater than 30 kg/m2.
The book is about bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, a type of procedure performed on people who are dangerously obese, for the purpose of losing weight. This weight loss is usually achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with an implanted medical device (gastric banding) or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).

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Title:Obesity, Vol. 9: Types Of Weight Loss Surgery Including Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy…Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:Webster's Digital ServicesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1240059663

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