Bariatric surgery among kidney transplant candidates and recipients: analysis of the United States renal data system and literature review.

@article{Modanlou2009BariatricSA,
  title={Bariatric surgery among kidney transplant candidates and recipients: analysis of the United States renal data system and literature review.},
  author={Kian Ali Modanlou and Umadevi Muthyala and Huiling Xiao and Mark A. Schnitzler and Paolo Rog{\'e}rio Salvalaggio and Daniel C. Brennan and Kevin C. Abbott and Ralph J. Graff and Krista L Lentine},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 8},
  pages={1167-73}
}
BACKGROUND Limited data exist on the safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery (BS) in patients with kidney failure. METHODS We examined Medicare billing claims within USRDS registry data (1991-2004) to identify BS cases among renal allograft candidates and recipients. RESULTS Of 188 BS cases, 72 were performed pre-listing, 29 on the waitlist, and 87 post-transplant. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass was the most common procedure. Thirty-day mortality after BS performed on the waitlist and post… CONTINUE READING