by Subhash Kini (Editor), Raghavendra Rao (Editor)
Bariatric surgery is performed in severely obese patients who are unable to lose weight by other methods such as diet, exercise, and medications. Review of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: Essential Notes and Multiple-Choice Questions is a collaboration from specialists in bariatric and metabolic surgery and allied fields, many of whom are senior members of the ASMBS.
This book offers a multiple choice question format and considers the key areas of bariatric surgery, including:
• Cancer and bariatric surgery
• Plastic surgery and bariatric surgery
• Pregnancy and bariatric surgery
• Nutrition and bariatric surgery
• Surgical techniques
• Revisional bariatric surgery
• Benefits and complications
• Psychiatric issues
• Adolescent obesity
Each question has been designed in a way in which the question becomes not only thought provoking, but also educative to the reader. The correct answers and detailed explanations are presented at the end of each chapter, followed by a reference list to allow for further reading.
Review of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery is a must-have book for all practicing laparoscopic, bariatric, and metabolic surgeons, in addition to general surgeons and physicians specializing in obesity. It is also an ideal book for surgeons in training and preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), American Board of Surgery In Training Examination (ABSITE), and the ABBM certifying exam. Nutritionists and family practitioners who encounter a large number of bariatric patients in their practice will tremendously benefit from this book.