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Br J Surg. 1995 Jun;82(6):732-9.

Surgical treatment of morbid obesity.

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University Department of Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK.

Abstract

Morbid obesity significantly reduces life span and is associated with much co-morbid pathology. Diet, behavioural therapy and drug therapy are largely unsuccessful. Surgical treatment offers the best hope. This review summarizes the rationale for treatment and the available surgical options.

PMID:
7627499
DOI:
10.1002/bjs.1800820606
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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