Why We Need Surgery As Part Of The Treatment Of Morbid Obesity

Why we need surgery as part of the treatment of morbid obesity

ABOUT:

Mr Michael Hii (Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon) presentation at St Vincent’s GP Symposium 2017 on “Why we need surgery as part of the treatment of morbid obesity?” “Why surgery is important in the management of morbid obesity?” The pathophysiology of obesity is complex, metabolic set point regulation makes significant, lasting weight loss very difficult to achieve, surgery is (currently) the main treatment for these patients, safe, efficacious and multimodality treatment likely in the future.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Describe the multifactorial nature of the pathophysiology of obesity
  2. Identify management options for obesity
  3. Describe rationale and evidence base for surgical intervention in obesity
  4. Identify patient criteria for consideration of bariatric surgery, and contraindications
Why we need surgery as part of the treatment of morbid obesity
  • Presenter(s):Mr Michael Hii
  • Host:St Vincent's Hospital (Public)
  • Duration:35.07
  • Activity ID:90672
  • QI&CPD Points:2
  • Provider:Lateral Connections

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