Article Abstract

Gastric bypass surgery patients warrant special attention for preventing urinary stones

Authors: Thomas Chi, Eric Taylor, Marshall L. Stoller

Abstract

Obesity rates have steadily risen throughout the industrialized world, with America leading the way. Currently more than 15 million Americans fall into the extreme categorization of morbid obesity, defined as body mass index (BMI) >40. Several weight reduction treatment options exist for these patients, with surgical intervention representing an effective and popular approach. Overall, surgical approaches are categorized as restrictive, malabsorptive, or a combination of the two.