The SAGES Manual: A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery

Paperback | October 9, 2008

EditorNinh T. Nguyen

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Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common procedure, but far from an easy one. Patient assessment and selection must be careful. Complications can arise quite often. Training levels can be uneven among clinicians.The SAGES Manual of Bariatric Surgery bridges the gaps and serves as a practical and concise starting point for the surgeon adding these procedures to his skill set.

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Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common procedure, but far from an easy one. Patient assessment and selection must be careful. Complications can arise quite often. Training levels can be uneven among clinicians.The SAGES Manual of Bariatric Surgery bridges the gaps and serves as a practical and concise starting point for the surgeo...

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Obesity is an epidemic in most developed countries. Bariatric surgery is growing at an exponential rate, with more than 140,000 bariatric operations performed in the U.S. yearly. In keeping with the other manuals in the series, The SAGES Manual of Bariatric Surgery presents a practical "how to" approach to minimally invasive bariatric ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 7.99 × 5 × 0.04 inPublished:October 9, 2008Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387691707

ISBN - 13:9780387691701

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Table of Contents

The rationale for bariatric surgery.- Overview of bariatric operations.- Identification of comorbidites and their management.- Definition of obesity and indications for surgery.- Preoperative nutritional assessment and postoperative dietary guidelines.- Essentials of a bariatric program.- Psychological assessment.- Preoperative check list.- Postoperative care pathway.- Long term follow up protocol of bariatric patients.- An economic approach to opening a bariatric practice.- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.- Lap-Band and adjustment schedule.- Laparoscopic duodenal switch.- Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a staged procedure for super-super obese patients.- Laparoscopic roux-en-y: a staged procedure for super-super obese patients.- Outcomes of laparoscopic gastric bypass.- Outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.- Outcomes of duodenal switch and other malabsorptive procedures.- Outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescence.- Which operation is best?- Anastomotic leaks after laparoscopic gastric bypass.- Gastric bypass: gastrointestinal bleeding.- Intestinal obstruction after laparoscopic gastric bypass.- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: stomal stenosis.- Gastric bypass: marginal ulceration.- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: infection, slippage, and hiatal hernia.- Gastric erosion following adjustable gastric banding.- Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) bariatric credentialing guidelines.- The Betsy Lehman Center guidelines for weight loss surgery.- American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) centers of excellence program.- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) bariatric surgery center network.

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From the reviews:"This is a convenient, multifaceted guide to the principles and practice of bariatric surgery and related topics. . The manual is targeted primarily at the members of the multidisciplinary team involved in a bariatric surgery program: surgeons, fellows and residents, physician extenders, nutritionists, nurses, psychologists, and specialty physicians. . It will also be a valuable addition to the reference section of medical libraries." (Isaac Samuel, Doody's Review Services, December, 2008)