Abdominalkirurgisk behandling af ekstrem overvægt

Translated title of the contribution: Abdominal surgical treatment of extreme obesity in Denmark

Aide Schucany*, Frederik Helgstrand, Sara Danshøj Kristensen

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Increasing overweight is a rising issue worldwide. In 2017, 17% of the Danish population had a body mass index (BMI) > 40 kg/m2 also defined as extreme obesity. Bariatric surgery is the most effective long-term treatment and the status in Denmark is summarized in this review. The most common procedures are Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass and gastric sleeve which have led to excess weight loss (EWL) up to 70%. Regardless of these results, the increasing BMI presents a problem both technically and in regard to achieving a BMI within normal range. In preliminary studies Single anastomosis sleeve ileal bypass (SASI) has shown an EWL of up to 90% and a high resolution of diabetes 2. SASI may be the future of bariatric surgery in the super obese patients

Translated title of the contributionAbdominal surgical treatment of extreme obesity in Denmark
Original languageDanish
Article numberV11200868
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2022


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