Predicting success after gastric bypass: the role of psychosocial and behavioral factors.

@article{Ray2003PredictingSA,
  title={Predicting success after gastric bypass: the role of psychosocial and behavioral factors.},
  author={Edward Ray and Mark W Nickels and Shariq Sayeed and Harry C. Sax},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={134 4},
  pages={555-63; discussion 563-4}
}
BACKGROUND Success after bariatric surgery requires behavioral modification. This study analyzes outcomes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery performed by a single surgeon between 1994 and 2002, and correlates preoperative factors with long-term outcome. METHODS A bariatric database has been maintained since 1994. Beginning in April 1997, patients completed preoperative and annual postoperative questionnaires that collected an array of psychosocial information. We hypothesized that certain… CONTINUE READING

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