Featuring more than 160 illustrations—over 90 in full color—this volume is a complete how-to guide to the three major types of laparoscopic surgical procedures for severe obesity: laparoscopic restrictive procedures, laparoscopic restrictive/malabsorptive procedures, and laparoscopic revisional surgery. The book offers patient selection and patient counseling guidelines, addresses the psychological ramifications of this surgery, and provides step-by-step instructions on patient positioning and surgical technique for each procedure. The authors discuss the pitfalls and potential complications of each operation in detail and offer advice on how to avoid these complications.

An accompanying DVD presents detailed, narrated video demonstrating key steps in each procedure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781748742
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 10/04/2004
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


  1. Evolution of bariatric surgery – Ed Mason, Iowa City, IA (WBI)
  2. Non-surgical means of weight loss – Louis J Aronne, New York, NY (EJD)


  3. Organizing a bariatric surgery program- Dan Herron, New York, NY (SI)
  4. Patient selection and preoperative assessment - Henry Buchwald, Minneapolis, MN (WBI)
  5. Preoperative management of co-morbidities – Bruce Schirmer, Ryland Scott, Charlottesville, VA (EJD)
  6. Choosing the right operation – William B Inabnet, New York, NY (SI)
  7. Operating room set-up and instrumentation – Giselle Hamad, Pittsburgh, PA (WBI)
  8. Anesthesia for bariatric patients – Ram Roth, New York, NY (EJD)


  9. Laparoscopic gastric banding – Paul O’Brien, John Dixon, Prahran, Australia (SI)
  10. Laparoscopic vertical banded gastroplasty – Hans Lonroth, Gotenburg, Sweden (WBI)


  11. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: transoral technique – Marina Kurian, New York, NY (EJD)
  12. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: linear stapled technique - Eric DeMaria, Richmond, VA (SI)
  13. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: hand sewn technique- Kelvin Higa, Fresno, CA (WBI)
  14. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: transgastric technique – Steve Scott, Wentzville, MO (EJD)
  15. The role of Roux limb length in gastric bypass – Miguel Herrera, Pablo Pantoja, Mexico City (SI)
  16. Laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion – Nicola Scopinaro, Genoa, Italy (WBI)
  17. Laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch – Michel Gagner, New York, NY (EJD)
  18. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with 2nd stage malabsorptive procedure in the super obese– William B Inabnet, New York, NY (SI)


  19. Indications for revisional bariatric surgery – Michel Murr, Michael Sarr, Rochester, MN (WBI)
  20. Laparoscopic revision of gastric banding – Eric DeMaria, Richmond, VA (SI)
  21. Laparoscopic revision of vertical banded gastroplasty- Sayeed Ikramuddin, Minneapolis, MN (EJD)
  22. Laparoscopic revision of gastric bypass – Alfons Pomp, New York, NY (WBI)
  23. Laparoscopic revision of biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch – Michel Gagner, New York, NY (EJD)


  24. Diagnosing complications in bariatric surgery – George Cowan, Memphis, TN (SI)
  25. Management of complications after laparoscopic gastric banding – Franco Favretti, Vicenza, Italy (WBI)
  26. Management of complications after laparoscopic gastric bypass – Philip Schauer, Pittsburgh, PA (EJD)
  27. Management of complications after laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch – Greg Jossart, John Feng, San Francisco, CA (WBI)

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