Surgery for Morbid Obesity


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The surgical treatment of morbid obesity has undergone astonishing growth since its inception thirty years ago. The medical profession has long been aware of the discouraging intractability of morbid obesity to all forms of conservative management, and it is only recently that physicians have come to realize that surgery can provide very real palliation for the morbidly obese patient. Surgery does not attack the underlying etiology of morbid obesity, whatever it may be, but exerts its effect indirectly either by effecting a ...

Surgery for Morbid Obesity 2012, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461382478

Softcover Reprint of the Origi edition

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