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Bariatric surgical procedures for obese and morbidly obese patients : a review of comparative clinical and cost-effectiveness, and guidelines / prepared by Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.

Other author/creatorCanadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Rapid Response Service, issuing body.
Other author/creatorCanadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health publisher.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info [Ottawa, Ontario] : Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, 24 April 2014.
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (51 pages)) : illustrations.
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Series Rapid response report: summary with critical appraisal
Rapid response report (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health) ^A1333668
Summary Bariatric surgery has been proven to be more effective than other measures such as medications and lifestyle interventions for weight loss. There are a number of bariatric surgical procedures currently available, and the most commonly performed procedures are Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), sleeve gastrectomy (SG), and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). RYGB involves restricting the size of the stomach to create a much smaller gastric pouch, and attaching the pouch to the mid-jejunum, resulting in malabsorption of food. SG involves removing the greater fundus and curvature of the stomach, creating a much smaller tube-like stomach, thereby restricting food intake. LAGB uses a band that is encircled around the top of the stomach. The band is connected to a subcutaneous port that can be used to inflate the band, increasing the restriction on the stomach. Each procedure is associated with benefits and risks; therefore, the purpose of this review is to compare the clinical effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness of the RYGB, SG, and LAGB procedures amongst one another in obese and morbidly obese patients. This report builds on a Rapid Response report completed in August 2013, which focused on the evidence for prioritizing patients for bariatric surgery.
General noteTitle from PDF caption title.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Source of descriptionOnline resource (viewed on June 9, 2015).

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