This study was a Meta-Analysis of bariatric procedures that took 2738 studies from their
search and narrowed the population to 136 after eliminating studies that either met
exclusion criteria or did not meet inclusion criteria. The mean BMI of the patient
population was 46.
Patients experienced (95% CI) 47%-70% loss of excess weight depending on the type of
procedure they had. Also, 70-85% patients also experienced a reduction or complete
reversal of Diabetes, Sleep Apnea, Hyperlipidemia, and Hypertension. Mortality of the
procedures was less than 1%
Bariatric Surgery is a viable treatment for obesity and associated co-morbidities.
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