Does Bariatric Surgery Reduce Mortality?

June 15th, 2011 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

A study out today will revive questions of the long term effect of bariatric surgery on reducing mortality. A study from Veterans Affairs programs published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found no difference after six years between those who had surgery and those who did not. Survival Among High-Risk Patients After Bariatric Surgery, June 15, 2011, Maciejewski et al. 305 (23): 2419 — JAMA