Adherence to outpatient program postoperative appointments after bariatric surgery.

@article{Wheeler2008AdherenceTO,
  title={Adherence to outpatient program postoperative appointments after bariatric surgery.},
  author={Erlinda C Wheeler and Allen Prettyman and Markus Lenhard and Kim Hang Thi Tran},
  journal={Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={515-20}
}
BACKGROUND Surgery is the only treatment that has been proved to have beneficial long-term effects for the morbidly obese (body mass index >40 kg/m(2)). One of the requirements for the Centers for Excellence program instituted by American Society for Bariatric Surgery is to have a system in place to provide comprehensive follow-up care. A recent study showed that the complication rate after bariatric surgery is 39.6% during the 180 days after discharge. Inadequate adherence to follow-up care… CONTINUE READING

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