Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity
Fredrick Brody, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center,Washington, DC
Address: Fredrick Brody, MD, The George Washington University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Suite 6B, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACTIn patients with morbid obesity, surgery is the only treatment known to produce sustained weight loss and to reduce comorbidities. Traditional (open) gastric bypass surgery is associated with postoperative complications that include wound infection, pulmonary embolism, and pneumonia. Laparoscopic techniques achieve similar long-term results as does open surgery, with fewer postoperative complications.