Bariatric Surgery Questions & Answers

Updated: May 28, 2019
  • Author: Alan A Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

When is bariatric surgery indicated?

What are basic concepts of bariatric surgery?

What is the focus of clinical research for bariatric surgery?

What is the pathophysiology of obesity?

What causes obesity?

What is the prevalence of obesity in the US?

What is the efficacy of bariatric surgery?

Presentation

What is the clinical presentation of a candidate for bariatric surgery?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the preoperative evaluation for bariatric surgery?

Which imaging studies are performed in the preoperative evaluation for bariatric surgery?

What is the role of endoscopy in the preoperative evaluation for bariatric surgery?

Treatment

What are the indications for bariatric surgery?

What are the contraindications for bariatric surgery?

What is included in follow-up care after bariatric surgery?

What is the role of medical therapy prior to bariatric surgery?

What are the types of bariatric surgery?

What is included in the preoperative evaluation for bariatric surgery?

How is gastric bypass bariatric surgery performed?

How frequently is gastric bypass bariatric surgery reversed?

What are the revision options following gastric bypass bariatric surgery?

What is the efficacy of gastric bypass bariatric surgery?

What is the role of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding bariatric surgery?

What is the role of biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch in bariatric surgery?

What is the role of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in bariatric surgery?

Which incision reduction strategies are used in bariatric surgery?

What are the possible complications of bariatric surgery?

What is included in postoperative care following bariatric surgery?

Which body contouring procedures are performed following bariatric surgery?

What are early complications of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass bariatric surgery?

What are late complications of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass bariatric surgery?

Which factors increase the risk of postoperative morbidity following bariatric surgery?

What are early complications of the adjustable gastric band bariatric surgery?

What are late complications of the adjustable gastric band bariatric surgery?

How are the complications of bariatric surgery managed?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients who undergo bariatric surgery?

Guidelines

What are the ESPGHAN guidelines for bariatric surgery in children?

What are the DSS-II guidelines for bariatric surgery to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus?