Metabolic surgery : a concise overview and understanding of potential complications

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dc.contributor.author Potgieter, A.J.
dc.contributor.author Van der Merwe, M.T.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T13:38:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T13:38:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.description.abstract Bariatric surgery, despite a relatively short history, has had a tremendous impact on the discipline of surgery. In addition, it has had a profound influence on the development of laparoscopic surgery and the treatment of the worldwide epidemic of obesity. Contrary to the expectations of the 1990s, that obesity surgery would converge into a single procedure, there has been a trend favouring the safest and least invasive surgery on the one hand, and a diligence towards the most effective and complicated surgery on the other hand. The latter, being the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch, requires advanced laparoscopic skills and an experienced medical team. This review will focus predominantly on the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y bypass, a recognised procedure which is performed in 80% of patients going to theatre for bariatric surgery. en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_m_jemdsa.html en_US
dc.identifier.citation Potgieter, AJ & Van Der Merwe, M-T 2011, 'Metabolic surgery : a concise overview and understanding of potential complications', Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 138-144. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1608-9677
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/17843
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.subject Bariatric surgery en_US
dc.subject Gastric bypass en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity -- Surgery -- South Africa en
dc.title Metabolic surgery : a concise overview and understanding of potential complications en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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