Bariatric surgery: ‘Invaluable tool’ for complications of obesity

Bariatric surgery can be an invaluable tool for managing the myriad complications of obesity such as diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, gastroesophageal reflux and obstructive sleep apnea – to name just a few – and has been associated with a reduction in mortality. Like any tool, however, complications can occur and these must be recognized and managed. In this month’s cover story, some of these gastrointestinal complications are reviewed, along with the novel endoscopic techniques that can be used to manage them.My colleague Andrew C. Storm, MD,Read More

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