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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 chapterdoi:10.5772/intechopen.82733 fatcat:btlhq6q6irfflprxgq7qk4fpnm