Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Principles and Technical Aspects

Editors: Lucchese, Marcello, Scopinaro, Nicola (Eds.)

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  • Provides step-by-step descriptions of all the principal minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Places emphasis on a multidisciplinary, practical approach
  • Includes evidence-based decision-making algorithms
  • Written by internationally acknowledged experts affiliated to leading surgical departments
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About this book

This book explains the concept of metabolic surgery and provides step-by-step descriptions of all the principal minimally invasive surgical techniques employed to treat morbid obesity. The approach adopted is very practical. For each procedure, indications, technical aspects, clinical management and outcomes are described and helpful tips and tricks, highlighted. Guidance is provided on the management of emergencies and potential complications, as well as on general postoperative management and long-term follow-up. The coverage also includes new frontiers of robotic and endoscopic surgery. While the focus is on surgical techniques, emphasis is placed on the need for a multidisciplinary approach, with explanation of the role of the multidisciplinary team and the bariatric center. In addition, important information is presented on the definition of morbid and severe obesity, incidence/prevalence, pathophysiology and obesity-related comorbidities. The authors are internationally acknowledged experts who present best practice know-how in the field and draw on the most recent research literature.

About the authors

After graduating cum laude in Medicine and Surgery in 1981 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Marcello Lucchese specializes in digestive surgery and urology in Rome and Florence becoming assistant general surgeon in 1988 and earning a surgery fellowship at Pittsburgh University in 1992. Since 1992 he is head of the Tuscany Reference Centre for the Surgical Treatment of Severe Obesity at Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy, he is also full professor of surgery at the medical school of the University, Florence. Past president of the Italian Society for Obesity, Surgery and Metabolic Disorders (S.I.C.OB.) in which he is still actively involved and president in charge of the A.I.O. (Italian Association of Obesity), Prof. Lucchese is author of several scientific publications and was conference speaker at national and international events, recently most related to bariatric surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

Reviews

“This is a comprehensive review of the advances in metabolic surgery over the past century, with a particular focus on minimally invasive procedures. … The intended audience is primarily bariatric surgeons, with a secondary audience of all healthcare workers. However, this book will likely be used only by bariatric surgeons or others working in bariatric centers.” (Luke Kinsinger, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2015)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15356-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15355-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35391-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Minimally Invasive Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Book Subtitle
Principles and Technical Aspects
Editors
  • Marcello Lucchese
  • Nicola Scopinaro
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15356-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15356-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15355-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35391-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 311
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 94 illustrations in colour
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