Laparoscopic gastric bypass for morbid obesity decreases bodily pain, improves physical functioning, and mental and general health in women.

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INTRODUCTION Surgery is an effective long-term therapeutic option for morbid obese patients. Although bariatric surgery's amelioration of medical ailments is well established, its nonphysical benefits have not been as well documented. METHODS Women who had undergone laparoscopic gastric bypass between August 2003 and May 2005 were provided with an SF-36 1… (More)

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