Bariatric Surgery for Obesity

Med Clin North Am. 2018 Jan;102(1):165-182. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2017.08.011.


In this review, the authors discuss the indications for and the published outcomes of commonly performed bariatric procedures, including weight loss, perioperative morbidity and mortality, late complications, as well as the impact of bariatric surgery on comorbidities, cardiovascular risk, and mortality. They also briefly discuss the mechanisms by which bariatric/metabolic surgery causes such significant weight loss and health gain.

Keywords: Bariatric surgery; Gastric bypass; Metabolic surgery; Obesity; Sleeve gastrectomy; Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control
  • Female
  • Gastric Bypass / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
  • Patient Care Planning / organization & administration
  • Risk Factors
  • Weight Loss