Physiology of weight loss surgery.

Authors: Park CW, Torquati A
The clinical outcomes achieved by bariatric surgery have been impressive. However, the physiologic mechanisms and complex metabolic effects of bariatric surgery are only now beginning to be understood. Ongoing research has contributed a large amount of data and shed new light on the science behind obesity and its treatment, and this article reviews the current understanding of metabolic and bariatric surgery physiology.
PMID: 22054145 [PubMed – in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)