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The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) has launched a new surgical risk/benefit calculator that will provide metabolic and bariatric surgeons and their patients with accurate, patient-specific information to guide surgical decision making and informed consent.
Highlighted Abstract Surgery vs. Medical Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Background Bariatric surgery has been shown to improve diabetic outcomes in patients with BMI over 35 kg/m2 even before significant weight loss occurs. The surgery itself may be a significant contributor to this improvement and could have a similar effect on patients with BMI under 35 kg/m2. This study compared the diabetic outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and BMI…
Highlighted Abstract: Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity can help correct several comorbid conditions, including diabetes and hypertension. In most patients, this results in a reduction or discontinuation of corresponding prescription medications.