Procedure incidence and in-hospital complication rates of bariatric surgery in the United States.

@article{Livingston2004ProcedureIA,
  title={Procedure incidence and in-hospital complication rates of bariatric surgery in the United States.},
  author={Edward H. Livingston},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={188 2},
  pages={105-10}
}
BACKGROUND Complication rates for bariatric surgery have been reported primarily from academic centers with specialized programs. The rates may not reflect those occurring in the community. METHODS The National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) database maintained by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) was queried to determine the national incidence and complication rate for bariatric surgery as performed in the United States. RESULTS The number of bariatric procedures rapidly increased… CONTINUE READING

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