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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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Abstract

MEJIA, Andrés Felipe; UNIGARRO, Iván; BOLANOS, Eduardo  and  CHAUX, Carlos Felipe. Endoscopy and surgery for obesity. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.2, pp.109-115. ISSN 0120-9957.

Actually bariatric surgery appears to be a secure, feasible and durable option for patients with morbid obesity. Most of the complications that arise from bariatric surgery can be solved with the use of endoscopy avoiding the morbidity and mortality of a surgical intervention. This group of patients has become a challenge for the endoscopist and favours the development of interventional endoscopy.

Keywords : obesidad; cirugía bariátrica; endoscopia; bypass gástrico; complicaciones.

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