Inadequacy of BMI as an indicator for bariatric surgery.

Abstract

SINCE THE TIME OF INTESTINAL BYPASS SURGERY AND more recently with the use of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic gastric banding procedures, some patients who had been morbidly obese for many years seek operative interventions for treatment of obesity. Except for being obese, some of these patients are otherwise healthy without apparent… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2011.1950

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