Metabolic surgery: “the operative manipulation of a normal organ or organ system to achieve a biological result for a potential health gain.”
Bariatric surgery is today the most effective long-term therapy for the management of patients with severe obesity, and its use is recommended by the relevant guidelines of the management of obesity in adults.
The weight loss achieved by metabolic surgery has been attributed to either a restriction of food intake, malabsorption of unrestricted oral consumption, or a combination of the two.
Bariatric surgery has profound effects on obesity-related co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), dyslipidaemia, hypertension, NASH.
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