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Economic Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

The objective of this work was to evaluate the economic benefits of bariatric surgery and to relate the costs to the impact
on the health of the individual. A historic cohort study was conducted, with review of medical charts of 194 patients who
fulfilled the inclusion criteria for the study. The costs for medications, professional care, and examinations in the pre-
and postoperative periods were analyzed, taking into consideration the comorbidities DM2, SAH, and dyslipidemia. The study
demonstrated a reduction in the medical costs in the course of the postoperative period, in relation to expenses for medications,
professional care, and examinations in the preoperative period. Comparing the preoperative expenses with different times in
the postoperative period, a statistically signif…