Metabolic surgery: a clinical update

Rickesha Wilson, Ali Aminian, Abd A. Tahrani*

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Metabolic and bariatric surgery has grown beyond ‘experimental’ weight-loss surgery. As techniques have advanced over the last few decades, so has the growing body of research and evidence, proving that both weight-loss and metabolic health improvement are induced. Metabolic surgery has become the more appropriate term for weight-loss surgery because of the altered gastrointestinal anatomy and subsequent beneficial metabolic effects. Although the tool of metabolic surgery has been well refined, a large portion of the global population does not have adequate access to it. This clinical update aims to (a) inform healthcare providers from all disciplines about the myriad of benefits of metabolic surgery and (b) equip them with the necessary knowledge to bridge the gap between patients in need of metabolic treatment and the therapies in metabolic surgery available to them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-83
Number of pages21
JournalDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2021


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  • atrial fibrillation
  • bariatric surgery
  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease
  • gastric bypass
  • heart failure
  • hypertension
  • mortality
  • obesity
  • obstructive sleep apnoea
  • refluxdisease
  • sleeve gastrectomy
  • type 2 diabetes


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