Future directions in bariatric surgery

Sean M. Lee, Aurora D. Pryor

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Bariatric surgery is a field in rapid evolution, and the speed of this evolution has been accelerating over the last several decades. A thorough understanding of past developments is crucial to anticipating the future intelligently. The trends that have driven evolution historically often persist, and continue to be influential in the future. With this in mind, this article briefly outlines the historical and current trends in bariatric surgery, and follows the trajectory of these trends into the future to anticipate the technologies and techniques that will be most important to the field in the coming years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1373-1395
Number of pages23
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011


  • Bariatric surgery
  • Endoscopic suturing
  • Endoscopy
  • Metabolic surgery
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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