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Articles

Title: Surgical treatment of morbid obesity

Author:
Krzysztof Paśnik
Type:
Review articles
Language:
PL
Journal:
Polish Gastroenterology
Year:
2009
Volume:
16
Number:
2
Start page:
135
Final page:
139
ISSN:
1232-9886
Keywords:
morbid obesity, bariatric surgery, metabolic syndrome
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Surgical treatment of obesity began in the middle of last century. Increasing number of overweight and obese people and development of new surgical techniques and methods have considerably contributed to the progress of bariatric surgery. Long-term follow-up of patients undergoing surgical treatment allowed us to define these procedures as safe and beneficial both medically and in raising the quality of life. Widening of indications to surgical treatment of obesity is associated with a possibility to perform these procedures in children as well as in people over 65 years of age.