What Is Obesity?. A life-long, progressive, life-threatening, costly, genetically-related, multi-factorial disease of excess fat storage with multiple co-morbidities . ASBS. What Is Morbid Obesity?.
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Wittgrove AC,Clark GW. Laparoscopic Gastric bypass roux-n-y-500 patients. Obes Surg 2000. And others.
*Results achieved in most but not all cases. Degree of improvements vary by individual
Nguyen 2001, Wittgrove 2000, Schauer 2000, Watson 1997
Swallow study performed day 1-3
Liquid diet started
Home when able to tolerate 3-4 oz/hour
* Surgery is only a tool
* Patients must commit to lifelong changes in diet
* Think seriously about options
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