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Bariatric surgery: results

Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2012;12(04). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03envix003

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Obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It has reached an epidemic proportion in the Western society. Bariatric surgery is currently the only modality that provides a significant and sustained weight loss for the patient who is morbidly obese. In this lecture, Dr. Michel Vix presents the current results of the different procedures performed worldwide.