Operation for morbid obesity

Markus Weber, Markus K. Müller, Michael G. Sarr

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Abstract

The prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically over the last several decades worldwide and is currently reaching epidemic proportions. One out of five Americans is currently obese. Morbid obesity, defined as body mass index (BMI) >40kg/m2, is associated with many diseases responsible for a high prevalence of morbidity and mortality, such as insulin-resistant diabetes mellitus, hypertension, coronary artery disease, hyperlipidemia, and sleep apnea. These direct weight-related complications eventuate in enormous health care costs. A consensus conference organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1991 concluded that surgical therapies offer the best long-term approach for morbid obesity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages285-301
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783540200048
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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Morbid Obesity
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Hyperlipidemias
Health Care Costs
Coronary Artery Disease
Diabetes Mellitus
Body Mass Index
Obesity
Insulin
Hypertension
Morbidity
Weights and Measures
Mortality
Therapeutics

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Weber, M., Müller, M. K., & Sarr, M. G. (2007). Operation for morbid obesity. In Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery (pp. 285-301). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68866-2_33

Operation for morbid obesity. / Weber, Markus; Müller, Markus K.; Sarr, Michael G.

Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007. p. 285-301.

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Weber, M, Müller, MK & Sarr, MG 2007, Operation for morbid obesity. in Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 285-301. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68866-2_33
Weber M, Müller MK, Sarr MG. Operation for morbid obesity. In Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2007. p. 285-301 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68866-2_33
Weber, Markus ; Müller, Markus K. ; Sarr, Michael G. / Operation for morbid obesity. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007. pp. 285-301
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