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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass procedures (GBP) are any of a group of similar operations that first divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower "remnant" pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to connect to both.

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Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity

Bibliographic details: Lefevre F.  Laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity. Chicago, IL, USA: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Technology Evaluation Center. TEC Assessment Program; 20(15). 2006 Available from: http://www.bcbs.com/betterknowledge/tec/vols/

Newer techniques in bariatric surgery for morbid obesity: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, biliopancreatic diversion, and long-limb gastric bypass

Bibliographic details: Lefevre F.  Newer techniques in bariatric surgery for morbid obesity: laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, biliopancreatic diversion, and long-limb gastric bypass. Chicago, IL, USA: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Technology Evaluation Center. TEC Assessment Program; 20(5). 200516156086

Surgery for obesity

Obesity is associated with many health problems and a higher risk of death. Bariatric surgery for obesity is usually only considered when other treatments have failed. We aimed to compare surgical interventions with non‐surgical interventions for obesity (such as drugs, diet and exercise) and to compare different surgical procedures. Bariatric surgery can be considered for people with a body mass index (BMI = kg/m²) greater than 40, or for those with a BMI less than 40 and obesity‐related diseases such as diabetes.

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Surgery for obesity

Obesity is associated with many health problems and a higher risk of death. Bariatric surgery for obesity is usually only considered when other treatments have failed. We aimed to compare surgical interventions with non‐surgical interventions for obesity (such as drugs, diet and exercise) and to compare different surgical procedures. Bariatric surgery can be considered for people with a body mass index (BMI = kg/m²) greater than 40, or for those with a BMI less than 40 and obesity‐related diseases such as diabetes.

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Also called: Gastric bypass procedures, GBP

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Gastric, Intestines

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