Background: Obesity continues to be a growing epidemic worldwide. Obese patients have severe comorbidities that make risky and technically demanding the execution of bariatric surgery from both surgical and anesthetic point of view; therefore, the focus of bariatric surgeons is increasingly moving towards minimally invasive, endoscopic techniques. Methods: The present review presents and discusses recent endoscopic techniques employed in obesity treatment, their features and results. Results: Endoscopic treatment can be primary or revisional; we can mainly divide the endoscopic devices into five categories: space-occupying devices, restrictive procedures, bypass liner, aspiration therapy and endoscopic revision of gastric bypass for dilated gastric pouch. Conclusions: Endoscopic treatments for obesity are promising techniques for selected patients but each procedure should be tailored on the patient in a multimodal approach.
New endoscopic procedures for diabetes mellitus type 2 and obesity treatment / F. Frattini, G. Borroni, M. Lavazza, X. Liu, H.Y. Kim, R. Liu, A. Anuwong, S. Rausei, G. Dionigi. - In: GLAND SURGERY. - ISSN 2227-684X. - 5:5(2016), pp. 458-464. [10.21037/gs.2016.10.03]
|Titolo:||New endoscopic procedures for diabetes mellitus type 2 and obesity treatment|
|Parole Chiave:||Bariatric surgery; Endoscopy; Obesity; Weight loss|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/gs.2016.10.03|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|