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Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Aug;96(4):717-32. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2016.03.007.

Resolution of Comorbidities and Impact on Longevity Following Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery.

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1
Digestive Disease Institute, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.
2
Digestive Disease Institute, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address: brethas@ccf.org.

Abstract

Bariatric surgery is the most effective and durable treatment of severe obesity. In addition to weight loss, these operations result in significant improvement or resolution of many obesity-related comorbid diseases. There are now numerous studies demonstrating that bariatric surgery decreases all-cause mortality long-term compared with cohorts of patients who did not undergo surgery. Decreases in cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular-related mortality are major contributors to this overall effect on life expectancy after bariatric surgery.

KEYWORDS:

Bariatric surgery; Cancer mortality; Metabolic syndrome; Mortality; Obesity

PMID:
27473797
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2016.03.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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