This book offers detailed guidance on the use of imaging in the context of bariatric surgery. After a summary of the types of surgical intervention, the role of imaging prior to and after surgery is explained, covering both the normal patient and the patient with complications. The most common pathologic features that may be encountered in daily practice are identified and illustrated, and in addition the treatment of complications by means of interventional radiology and endoscopy is described. The authors are acknowledged international experts in the field, and the text is supported by surgical graphs and flow charts as well as numerous images. Overweight and obesity are very common problems estimated to affect nearly 30% of the world's population; nowadays, bariatric surgery is a safe and effective treatment option for people with severe obesity. The increasing incidence of bariatric surgery procedures makes it imperative that practitioners have a sound knowledge of the imaging appearances of postoperative anatomy and potential complications, and the book has been specifically designed to address the lack of knowledge in this area.
Andrea Laghi has been Associate Professor of Radiology at Sapienza University of Rome since 2006 and Director of Radiology Unit at I.C.O.T. Hospital, Latina, Italy since 2008. He is also Director of the Residency Program in Diagnostic Radiology at Sapienza University of Rome (2006 to the present) and a member of several international societies. Professor Laghi is the author of 366 papers in peer-reviewed journals (Impact Factor: 810; H-Index: 45), 8 textbooks, and more than 60 book chapters. His main areas of research are magnetic resonance imaging (in particular of the liver and biliary ducts, pancreas, and small bowel), MR contrast media (liver- and lymph node-specific), computed tomography, single- and multislice spiral CT (in particular of the liver, pancreas and small bowel), CT colonography/virtual colonoscopy, image post-processing, and informatics in radiology.
1 Introduction.- 2 General Introduction on Obesity.- 3 Surgical Techniques.- 4 Role of Imaging before Surgery: what the Surgeons Need to Know.- 5 Role of Imaging after Surgery in Normal Patient.- 6 Imaging of Bariatric Surgery Complications.- 7 How to Treat Complications the Role of Interventional Radiology.- 8 How to Treat Complications with Endoscopy.- 9 The Anesthesiologic Management of the Obese Patient.