Bariatric Surgery Outcomes in the Elderly: An ACS NSQIP Study

  title={Bariatric Surgery Outcomes in the Elderly: An ACS NSQIP Study},
  author={Robert B. Dorman and Anasooya A. Abraham and Waddah B H Al-Refaie and Helen M Parsons and Sayeed Ikramuddin and Elizabeth B. Habermann},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
Mortality and complications following bariatric surgery occur at acceptable rates, but its safety in the elderly population is unknown. We hypothesized that short-term operative outcomes in bariatric surgery patients ≥65 years would be comparable to younger persons. Patients with a body mass index ≥35 kg/m2 who underwent bariatric surgery in the 2005–2009 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program were identified. Controlling for confounders, multivariate… CONTINUE READING

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