Laparoscopic bariatric surgery can be performed safely in secondary health care centres with a dedicated service corridor to an affiliated tertiary health care centre.

@article{Christou2013LaparoscopicBS,
  title={Laparoscopic bariatric surgery can be performed safely in secondary health care centres with a dedicated service corridor to an affiliated tertiary health care centre.},
  author={Nicolas V. Christou},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={E68-74}
}
BACKGROUND Canada needs to increase capacity for bariatric surgery to reduce the wait for this cost-effective, life-saving surgery. The aim of this study was to test whether laparoscopic bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass, can be delivered safely in secondary health care centres (SHCCs). METHODS In this prospective cohort study, patients received bariatric surgery at an SHCC that had no intensive care unit but had a dedicated operating room and ward teams and a patient-monitoring… CONTINUE READING