Impact of bariatric surgery on comorbidities.

Authors: Kaul A, Sharma J
Published data show that bariatric surgery not only leads to significant and sustained weight loss but also resolves or improves multiple comorbidities associated with morbid obesity. Evidence suggests that the earlier the intervention the better the resolution of comorbidities. Patients with metabolic syndrome and comorbidities associated with morbid obesity should be promptly referred for consideration for bariatric surgery earlier in the disease process.
PMID: 22054155 [PubMed – in process] (Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America)