Article Abstract

Innovative solutions in bariatric surgery

Authors: Tomasz Kozlowski, Krzysztof Kozakiewicz, Jacek Dadan, Piotr Mysliwiec

Abstract

Nowadays all over the world the rising plague of obesity can be observed. The obesity was recognized as “an epidemic of XXI century” in 1997 by World Health Organization. The change of eating habits, active lifestyle or pharmacological curation are often insufficient to fight against obesity. Nowadays, there are not any guidelines about gold standard for curing obese patients is bariatric surgery. At the moment, two types of bariatric procedures: laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, are most commonly used. There are also some other new approaches, which are still being investigated. The mechanism of losing weight in bariatric surgery is based on restriction, malabsorption and neurohormonal effect. Not only is the surgery technique very important to succeed, but also the postoperative care in the outpatient clinic. This article reviews the new possibilities in obesity treatment.