Long-term outcome of bariatric surgery: an interim analysis.

  title={Long-term outcome of bariatric surgery: an interim analysis.},
  author={Robert F Kushner and Courtney A Noble},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={81 10 Suppl},
With the increasing number of bariatric surgical procedures being performed, outcome assessment is of even greater importance. Few randomized, controlled prospective trials have compared bariatric surgery to nonsurgical weight-loss treatments, and the quality of current outcome data is suboptimal. However, the available evidence suggests that bariatric surgery, and particularly gastric bypass, is the most effective weight-loss treatment for people with extreme (class III) obesity. In addition… CONTINUE READING