Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Bariatric Surgery

Sindu Stephen; Ancha Baranova; Zobair M Younossi

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Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012;6(2):163-171. 

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At a time when we are faced with a rising obesity epidemic, bariatric surgery remains an important option for sustained weight loss for very obese patients. It is becoming clear that with the rise in obesity, there will be a rise in obesity-related liver disease necessitating the need for preoperative evaluation of outcomes related to liver disease. Based on the severity of liver disease, restrictive procedures leading to gradual weight loss may be more common. Although SG is relatively new, this may become a more acceptable surgery in the future.

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