2010-08-06 13:16:42 UTC

Low Hospital Complication Rates Associated with Bariatric Surgery

Aug. 6, 2010

Despite the growing popularity of bariatric surgery, there remain concerns about peri-operative safety and variation in outcomes across hospitals. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, doctors found that the frequency of serious complications among patients undergoing bariatric surgery in Michigan was relatively low. Rates of serious complications are inversely associated with hospital and surgeon procedure volume, but unrelated to center of excellence accreditation by professional organizations.

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