Here's an authoritative overview of gastric surgery--how it works, the benefits
and risks and who the surgery is for. This site is produced by the National
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the
National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Public Health Service.
In March 1991, NIH brought together surgeons, gastroenterologists,
psychiatrists, nutritionists and other health care workers to discuss this type
of surgery. This site is their final panel statement on the surgery, as well as
other options available for the morbidly obese. This report lists benefits
and risks, patient selection and overall recommendations.
This professional organization for surgeons offers another general overview of
gastric surgery, covering the rationale for the procedure, treatment goals,
patient selection, risks, results, etc.
tapes & transcripts .
frontline online .
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