This focused issue on “Bariatirc Surgery” is edited by Dr. Muhammed Ashraf Memon from Sunnybank Obesity Centre and South East Queensland Surgery (SEQS), Australia.
Professor Memon is a general surgeon of over 25 years’ experience. Having obtained his medical degree from Sind Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, he subsequently trained in some of the best medical centers in the world, (USA, UK, Ireland). He did his research oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA and laparoscopic fellowship at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Encompassing both open and minimally-invasive techniques Professor Memon offers open and laparoscopic upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery for benign and malignant conditions and undertakes both diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and capsule endoscopy.
Focused issue outline:
- Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, the past, the present and the future
- Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy (LVSG), long and short-term impact on weight loss and associated co-morbidities
- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) as a primary procedure in super obese patients and its impact on weight loss and associated co-morbidities
- Efficiency and risks of One anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB) (Omega loop bypass)
- Laparoscopic gastric plication (LGP) for morbid obesity– has it got a place in contemporary bariatric surgery
- Endoscopic intragastric balloon (LIGB), a gimmick or a viable option for obesity?
- Update in endoscopic therapies for obesity: “What’s available and what works”
- Nutritional and tracer elements deficiencies after bariatric surgery – the role of dedicated nutritionist in the postoperative period?
- Diabetes improvement and bariatric surgery – which procedure is better, LVSG or LRYGB?
- GERD and bariatric surgery – what are the surgical choices?
- Cardiovascular risk reduction following bariatric surgery – which procedure is superior both in short and long term?
- Translational aspects of body image research for obesity-related quality of life and weight loss maintenance post-bariatric surgery
- The relationship between overweight, obesity and life expectancy and the impact of bariatric surgery
- The impact of bariatric surgery in cancer risk reduction