Obesity has become an epidemic worldwide. Bariatric and metabolic surgery is in a state of continuing flux. For the clinicians and other health-care professionals involved in the care of an obese patient, keeping up with all these changes is a challenging task. This new book will offer a comprehensive yet concise summary about obesity and its surgical management, making it an ideal guide for all.
I would like to express my deep appreciation and gratitude to the many people involved in the preparation of this book. First and foremost, the authors, for their timely submission of a high quality content within each chapter of the book. I would like to thank all the Honorary Section Editors who selflessly have invested enormous amounts of their time and energy in this project. I wish to record my special thanks to all the reviewers for their independent review of every chapter in the book. I would also like to mention Dr Natasha Das whose! careful atten- tion to detail as copy editor has been critical to the quality of the finished book. Finally, I would like to thank my family, especially my wife and children who missed me greatly during this time-consuming endeavour and for their encouragement in completing this book.
The book will serve as an excellent manual for a wide range of healthcare professionals including bariatric surgeons, general surgeons, trainees, physicians, anaesthesiologists, dieti- tians, psychologists, radiologists and nursing staff.
Sanjay Agrawal, MS, FRCSEd, FRCSGlasg, FRCS (Gen. Surg.)
Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic & Upper GI Surgeon, Homerton University Hospital, London, UK
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK
Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryTM, SOEMBSTM
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