Cheryl C Bates

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BACKGROUND Provision of bariatric surgery in the Veterans Health Administration must account for obese veterans' co-morbidity burden and the geographically dispersed location of patients relative to Veterans Affairs (VA) bariatric centers. OBJECTIVES To evaluate a collaborative, integrated, interdisciplinary bariatric team of surgeons, bariatricians,(More)
INTRODUCTION The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is an objective preoperative measure of functional capacity and response to intervention in patients with heart or lung disease. In bariatric surgery, there has been no reliable preoperative measure predictive of postoperative success. Here we investigated the impact of bariatric surgery on changes in distance(More)
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