The Globesity Challenge to General Surgery

The Globesity Challenge to General Surgery

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The increasing prevalence of morbid obesity has led the World Health Organization to coin the descriptive term a€œglobesitya€ to reflect the worldwide nature of the problem. Providing health care to these patients, especially when surgery is required, can be extremely challenging owing to the specific needs in respect of logistics, facilities, and professional expertise. Appropriate care has to date often been unachievable and unaffordable outside of established bariatric centers, but such centers themselves usually have insufficient capacity and resources to cope with the demand among the general population. This book therefore provides a wealth of guidance and helpful tips and tricks on how to deal with obese patients within a general surgery setting. Importantly, it highlights the need for global rethinking on public health as regards resource allocation and patterns and standards of care, with the ultimate goal of improving outcomes through greater affordability.In summary, experimental evidences suggest that preoperative weight loss may be associated to a rapid shrinkage of the ... No patients in the balloon group required conversion to open surgery or had intraoperative complications, whereasanbsp;...

Title:The Globesity Challenge to General Surgery
Author:Mirto Foletto, Raul Rosenthal
Publisher:Springer Science & Business - 2014-04-17


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