Obesity is a serious and rapidly increasing medical problem. Bariatric surgery is the only effective long-term treatment for morbid obesity and the performance of this surgery has increased dramatically over the years. Bariatric Surgery: A Primer for Your Medical Practice is a user-friendly, practical reference text that provides all the necessary information that the health care professional will need to assist in patient selection and preoperative assessment, as well as recommendations in dealing with complex postoperative care of the bariatric patient. Dr. Francis A. Farraye and Dr. R. Armour Forse, joined by leading experts, review what is required by today's practicing physician who will manage the care of obese adults. Inside the chapters of Bariatric Surgery, along with numerous tables, images, charts, and algorithms, you will find many crucial elements of bariatric surgery extensively and practically covered.
Some chapter topics:
The medical management of obesity
Types of bariatric surgery
Assessments of patients prior to bariatric surgery
Medical management of the patient after bariatric surgery
Nutritional and psychological consequences of bariatric surgery
Endoscopic and radiologic imaging
Bariatric Surgery is the perfect resource for the primary care physician, family practitioner, general internist, endocrinologist, nutritionist, gastroenterologist, radiologist, medical and surgical resident, and medical student. Long awaited, Bariatric Surgery is the answer many are searching for today.