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Imaging in Bariatric Surgery

    Book review by Andrea Laghi

    The book Imaging in Bariatric Surgery, edited by Marco Rengo and Andrea Laghi, is dedicated to the complex problem of imaging obese patients who are candidates for bariatric surgery. The need for a book on this topic lies in the fact that the number of bariatric surgery procedures performed each year is increasing worldwide, in parallel with the spread of obesity in the general population. Since diets and medical treatments cannot guarantee long-term results, surgery is the most efficient approach for weight loss in a large percentage of the obese population. However, imaging obese patients requires specific knowledge of the problem, the choice of the correct imaging modality, and expertise in image interpretation, both in normal post-operative patients and in the case of complications.