Endoluminal Techniques to Treat Obesity [chapter]

Suzanne Pruijssers, Ernst van Heurn, Nicole Bouvy
2019 Recent Advances in Laparoscopic Surgery [Working Title]  
The prevalence of overweight and obesity increased dramatically during the past decades and now affects approximately 30% of people worldwide. Bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective treatment modality for obesity in the long term. However, current surgical procedures are accompanied by a substantial risk of complications. Several endoluminal techniques have been developed to achieve weight loss in obese patients and claim to be as effective as surgery but safer. This chapter
more » ... . This chapter evaluates the efficacy and safety of innovative endoluminal techniques that are already available in clinical practice or in advanced stages of development. This chapter outlines their potential mechanism of action and their safety and efficacy in clinical practice, by reviewing the current literature.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.82733 fatcat:btlhq6q6irfflprxgq7qk4fpnm