Table of contents

1. Introduction

2. Indications and Patient Selection for Bariatric Surgery

3. Laparoscopic Instruments for Bariatric Surgery

4. State of the Art EndosuiteĀ® for Minimal Access Surgery

5. Effects of Increased IntraAbdominal Pressure on Laparoscopic Surgery in Severe Obesity

6. Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism in Morbidly Obese Patients

7. Laparoscopic Adjustable Silicone Gastric Banding

B. Laparoscopic Vertical Banded Gastroplasty

9. Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

10. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Detailed Technical issues

11. Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass: Clinical Outcomes

12. Postoperative Management and Complications after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

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