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Rozhl Chir. 2006 Sep;85(9):436-40.

Patient selection for surgical treatment of obesity.

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Else-Kröner-Fresenius Center of Nutritional Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany. volker.schusdziarra@lrz.tum.de

Abstract

A successful reduction of body weight in patients with morbid obesity (BMI >40 kg/m2) is difficult and in the majority of patients it is impossible with non-interventional treatment modalities. Surgical therapy is an efficient alternative for these patients. Potential surgical intervention, however, should be carefully evaluated during a six month preoperative treatment phase. During this time period indications and contraindications must be evaluated.

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