Changing the shape of obesity

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Bariatric/metabolic surgery is the most effective and durable treatment option; benefits extend beyond weight loss and include remission of Type 2 Diabetes

Learning objectives:

  • That bariatric surgical methods for the treatment of obesity are increasingly becoming metabolic/endocrine methods
  • The indications for bariatric/metabolic surgery as recommended by international guidelines
  • Measures by which the success of bariatric/metabolic surgery can be determined
  • The aetiology and treatment of postoperative weight gain, with current evidence on the role of pharmacotherapy.

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