Skip to main content

Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Bariatric and metabolic surgery

Edited by Dr Mariano Palermo.

Collection published in Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research.

Obesity is one of the major epidemics of the twenty-first century. Over two thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and over one third are obese, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The prevalence of obesity in the USA continues to be high, exceeding 30% in most sex and age groups. Prevalence estimates in European countries varies widely from country to country, with higher prevalence in central, eastern, and southern Europe.
Obesity is well known to be closely related to much comorbidity: coronary heart disease and stroke, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, muscular and joint pain, degenerative osteoarthritis, many types of cancer and psychiatric disorders such as depression and eating disorders. The repercussion of obesity and its related disorders does not only lead to a reduction in life expectancy, but also to the development of severe physical and psychosocial impairment, a reduction in quality of life.
The selection of the adequate bariatric procedure should be customized to patient preferences with the support of an interdisciplinary team, preferably in a specialized high-volume bariatric surgery center.
Complications are uncommon but when they occur the bariatric team has to have all the tools to solve these complications with minimally invasive approaches (Endoscopic and percutaneous).
Nowadays laparoscopic gastric by pass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are the most common performed procedures.

  1. Bariatric surgery has been considered one of best treatments for obesity. As every surgical procedure—and any medical intervention, it is not exempt of complications, among which leaks, strictures, acute hemo...

    Authors: Julián Hernández and Camilo Boza
    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2016 10:3
  2. Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) has long been considered as the bariatric procedure with the highest peri-operative and long-term complication rate. However, modern peri-operative care,...

    Authors: Laurent Biertho, Frédéric Simon-Hould, Simon Marceau, Stéfane Lebel, Odette Lescelleur and Simon Biron
    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2016 10:1
  3. Since its appear in the year 1997, when Drs. Cadiere and Himpens did the first robotic cholecystectomy in Brussels, not long after the first cholecystectomy, they performed the first robotic bariatric procedu...

    Authors: Pablo A. Acquafresca, Mariano Palermo, Tomasz Rogula, Guillermo E. Duza and Edgardo Serra
    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:9
  4. Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) research has been limited. The aim of this study is to describe our technique and to evaluate the short term outcomes and efficacy of SILS Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (...

    Authors: Ivan Alberto Zepeda Mejia and Tomasz Rogula
    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:7
  5. Partial bypass of the GI tract may promote weight loss by decreased absorption of nutrients and changes in incretins. The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of performing a side-to-side d...

    Authors: Michel Gagner
    Citation: Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2015 9:6