Kimberly D Kemmeter

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BACKGROUND Although morbid obesity rates in patients >or=65 years of age are increasing, few centers have reported weight loss surgery outcomes in elderly patients, resulting in a paucity of literature on perioperative mortality and morbidity. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on 197 consecutive patients >or=65 years old who underwent weight(More)
BACKGROUND Both hiatal hernias (HH) and morbid obesity significantly contribute to gastroesophageal reflux disease, which increases the risk for esophagitis and esophageal cancer. Therefore, concomitant HH repair is recommended during bariatric surgery procedures. Unfortunately, recurrence of HH after repair is not uncommon and the optimal surgical(More)
SETTING Spectrum Blodgett and Mercy Health St. Mary's hospitals in Grand Rapids, Michigan OBJECTIVE: To compare the 30-day outcomes of laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG). BACKGROUND Laparoscopic BPD/DS has been shown to be superior to SG in terms of excess weight loss. Despite this(More)
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