Gastric sleeve may become the new gold standard for morbid o
For many patients suffering from severe obesity, a gastric sleeve (reducing the stomach) is an ideal alternative to a gastric bypass (bypassing the stomach and the first part of the intestine), which is currently the preferred solution. That is the conclusion reached by researcher and surgeon in training Pim van Rutte who has studied many aspects of this surgical intervention. On Wednesday 21 December, Van Rutte will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.


"Obesity is one of the biggest risks to public health in the 21st century. For most patients with a chronic weight problem (morbid obesity), surgery is the only treatment guaranteed to be effective in the long term," says Pim van Rutte, surgeon in training and doctoral candidate at TU Delft....
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