Bariatric Surgery: Prevalence, Complications and Impact on Quality of Life


Mandy Chambers (Editor)

Series: Surgery – Procedures, Complications, and Results
BISAC: MED111000

In response to rapidly increasing rates of obesity, bariatric weight loss surgeries have increased worldwide, reaching approximately 341,000 procedures in 2011. Bariatric surgery is a major medical intervention with the primary goals of chronically reducing excess weight loss, decreasing incidence and severity of obesity related co-morbidities, and overall improvement in quality of life.

Despite widespread evidence of bariatric surgery effectiveness on excess weight loss and resolution of co-morbidities, the effects of weight loss surgery on overall cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity levels (two critical components of overall health) have yet to be defined. This book discusses the prevalence of bariatric surgery, as well as the complications and it’s impact on quality of life.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Optimal Physical Activity and Exercise Following Bariatric Surgery (pp. 1-18)
Matthew D. Barberio, PhD, Rosemary Lu, BS and Monica J. Hubal, PhD (Department of Integrative Systems Biology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Research Center for Genetic Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA)

Chapter 2 – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth after Bariatric Surgery (pp. 19-34)
Iman Andalib, MD, Naveen Gara, MD, Bikram S. Bal, MD, Timothy R. Shope, MD and Timothy R. Koch, MD (Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Washington, DC, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Complications of Bariatric Surgery, Improvement of Comorbidities and Impact on Quality of Life (pp. 35-60)
Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, MD, PhD and Carolina Llavero (Department of Surgery. General University Hospital Elche, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4 – Long Term Diabetes Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery (pp. 61-84)
Richard W. Carroll, Jeremy D. Krebs and Rinki Murphy (Centre for Endocrine, Diabetes, and Obesity Research, Wellington Regional Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 5 – Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery: Impact on Inflammation and Iron Metabolism (pp. 8-106)
Cristina Catarino, Susana Coimbra, Luís Belo, Luís Monteiro, Elísio Costa and Alice Santos-Silva (Laboratório de Bioquímica, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto (FFUP), Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 6 – Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery (pp. 107-120)
Catarina Policiano, Alexandre Valentim Lourenço, Luísa Pinto and Luís Mendes Graça (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 7 – Anesthesia Consideration and Management for Bariatric Surgery (pp. 121-130)
Antoni Sabaté, MD, PhD and Sandra Llaurado, MD (Professor of Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, Reanimation and Pain Clinic, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Universitat de Barcelona Health Campus, Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain, and others)


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