2017
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-287-104-6_197
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Helena Lewis-Smith,
Phillippa C. Diedrichs

Abstract: Weight loss surgery DefinitionBariatric surgery includes a number of different procedures to help individuals with severe obesity lose weight. The most common procedures in use include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding. ContextBariatric surgery has been effective for treatment of severe obesity after nonsurgical approaches have failed. It is considered for well-informed and motivated patients with a BMI>40 kg/m 2 or for individuals with a BMI of 35-40 kg/m 2 and significant obe…

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