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Surgical procedures for obesity include restrictive techniques (adjustable gastric banding, vertical banded gastroplasty) and malabsorptive techniques (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass). Surgery is the most effective and possibly cost effective method for reducing weight in people with severe obesity.

Although surgical treatments are associated with greater long term weight reduction than either behavioural or pharmacotherapeutic interventions, they are only recommended in adults with morbid obesity because of potential operative, peri-operative, and long term complications. A recent report, however, suggests that surgery for obesity is under-utilised and that eligible patients are not being referred for these potentially beneficial procedures. Obese patients should be referred to an experienced interdisciplinary team for evaluation.

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