Does a preoperative medically supervised weight loss program improve bariatric surgery outcomes? A pilot randomized study

@article{Parikh2011DoesAP,
  title={Does a preoperative medically supervised weight loss program improve bariatric surgery outcomes? A pilot randomized study},
  author={Manish Parikh and Meena Dasari and Michelle McMacken and Christine Ren and George Fielding and Gbenga Ogedegbe},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={853-861}
}
Many insurance payors mandate that bariatric surgery candidates undergo a medically supervised weight management (MSWM) program as a prerequisite for surgery. However, there is little evidence to support this requirement. We evaluated in a randomized controlled trial the hypothesis that participation in a MSWM program does not predict outcomes after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) in a publicly insured population. This pilot randomized trial was conducted in a large academic… CONTINUE READING
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