Mid-term bariatric surgery outcomes for obese patients: does weight matter?

Mid-term bariatric surgery outcomes for obese patients: does weight matter? Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2020 Jan;102(1):54-61 Authors: Samuel N, Jalal Q, Gupta A, Mazari F, Vasas P, Balachandra S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Studies have attempted to identify prognostic indicators for successful outcomes following bariatric surgery for obesity. The aim of this study was to determine whether the degree of obesity affects outcomes in patients who are morbidly obese (basal metabolic index, BMI, 40-49.9 kg/m2), super-obese (BMI 50-59.9 kg/m2) and super-super-obese (BMI greater than 60 kg/m2) undergoing restrictive or malabsorptive bypass procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database was undertaken to include all consecutive laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands (LAGB), laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomies (LSG) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) procedures since 2010. Patients with at least two years of follow-up were included. At each visit, the patient's weight, BMI, excess weight loss and comorbidity status were recorded. RESULTS: A total of 353 patients (75% women) were included in the analysis; 65 (18.4%) underwent LAGB; 70 (19.8%) LSG and 218 (61.8%) LRYGB. At presentation, the median BMI for the morbidly obese sub-group was 47.2 kg/m2 for LAGB, 46.4 kg/m2 for LSG and 46.6 kg/m2 for LRYGB (P = 0.625); for the super-obese sub-group it was 53.2 kg/m2 for LAGB, 52.9 kg/m2 for LSG and 52.4 kg/m2 f...
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research

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