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Bariatric surgery: Step by step for a gastric bypass
Posted in Videos on 27 August 2015
Antonio M Lacy (Director of the department of gastrointestinal surgery)
Salvadora Delgado (Gastrointestinal surgery senior consultant)
Hospital Clínic, Barcelona – Spain

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Bariatric surgery is indicated for patients with a body mass index greater than or equal to 40 kg/m2 or with a BMI greater than or equal to 35 kg/m2 if one additional major comorbidity is present. A major comorbidity could include type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, or hypertension. Since this statement was released, the profound effect of gastric bypass on metabolic disease, particularly type 2 diabetes, has been thoroughly documented