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Surgery for the obese


N Amjad

University of Medicine, MY
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Professor of Surgery, Deputy Dean of Research, International Islamic
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This review focuses on the problem of obesity from an Asian perspective and the current evidence that supports the benefits of bariatric surgery over conventional treatment for sustained weight loss. The requirements for an effective bariatric surgical service are highlighted. Principles of peri-operative management and the currently practiced operative procedures are discussed briefly. Finally a short evaluation of the benefits and complication of the different procedures are presented.

The Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery 2014; 32(2): 3-11

How to Cite: Amjad N. Surgery for the obese. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 2014;32(2):3–11. DOI:
Published on 02 Sep 2014.
Peer Reviewed


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