Costs and usage of healthcare services before and after open bariatric surgery.

CONCLUSION: Although bariatric surgery is the only path towards sustained weight loss for morbidly obese patients, the direct costs over the first year after the procedure are greater. Further studies, with longer follow-up, might elucidate whether long-term reversal of this trend would occur.
PMID: 22069127 [PubMed – in process] (Source: Sao Paulo Medical Journal)

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