Association between bariatric surgery and long-term survival.

  title={Association between bariatric surgery and long-term survival.},
  author={David Arterburn and Maren K. Olsen and Valerie A Smith and Edward H. Livingston and Lynn van Scoyoc and William S. Yancy and George Michel Eid and Hollis J. Weidenbacher and Matthew L. Maciejewski},
  volume={313 1},
IMPORTANCE Accumulating evidence suggests that bariatric surgery improves survival among patients with severe obesity, but research among veterans has shown no evidence of benefit. OBJECTIVE To examine long-term survival in a large multisite cohort of patients who underwent bariatric surgery compared with matched control patients. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS In a retrospective cohort study, we identified 2500 patients (74% men) who underwent bariatric surgery in Veterans Affairs (VA… CONTINUE READING
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