Factors Influencing Primary Care Physicians' Referral for Bariatric Surgery

@inproceedings{Tork2015FactorsIP,
  title={Factors Influencing Primary Care Physicians' Referral for Bariatric Surgery},
  author={Shahryar Tork and Katherine M. Meister and Anna L. Uebele and Lala R. Hussain and Scott R Kelley and George M. Kerlakian and Kevin M. Tymitz},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Bariatric surgery has been shown to be an effective weight loss treatment for the morbidly obese, but some primary care physicians remain hesitant about postoperative treatment and management of patients who have undergone the surgery and recommend it to their obese patients infrequently. The purpose of this study was to evaluate perceptions of primary care physicians of the role of bariatric surgery in the management of obese patients and to identify possible barriers… CONTINUE READING