The Level Of Occurrence Of Serious Complications After Weight-Loss Surgery – Part 1 of 3
The Level Of Occurrence Of Serious Complications After Weight-Loss Surgery. Weight-loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, in the express of Michigan has a relatively abject rate of serious complications, a new study suggests. The lowest rates of complications are associated with surgeons and hospitals that do the highest number of bariatric surgeries, according to the report published in the July 28 circulation of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rates of bariatric surgery have risen over the past decade and it is now the second most common abdominal operation in the country.
Despite declining death rates for the procedures, some groups abide concerned about the risks of the surgery and uneven levels of quality among hospitals, researchers at the University of Michigan pointed out in a news release from the journal’s publisher. In the supplementary study, Nancy Birkmeyer of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues analyzed data from 15275 patients who underwent one of three common bariatric procedures between 2006 and 2009. The operations were performed by 62 surgeons at 25 hospitals in Michigan.