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Definitions of obesity and current indications for obesity surgery [Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci ]
Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2016; 23(3): 56-62 | DOI: 10.14744/less.2014.99608

Definitions of obesity and current indications for obesity surgery

Aziz Sümer
Clinic of Visceral, Transplant, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey

Rate of obesity has increased all over the world. Indications and contraindications for obesity surgery have not changed much; however, metabolic consequences of bariatric surgery have expanded some indications for obesity surgery in patients with comorbidities. The advancement and frequent usage of laparoscopic surgery have made bariatric surgical operations easier.

Keywords: Obesity, type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery, indications, contraindications

Aziz Sümer. Definitions of obesity and current indications for obesity surgery. Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2016; 23(3): 56-62

Corresponding Author: Aziz Sümer, Türkiye
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