Obesity Surgery – Worth The Money

For most patients in Australia, obesity surgery is an expensive exercise. The surgery alone is likely to see you out of pocket to the tune of several thousand at least. And then there’s the time off work, specialist appointments, follow-up etc etc.

So you can understand patients being hesitant about the prospect. And then there’s the worry about effectiveness. Will it work? And if so for how long?

Well, new research, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, goes a long way to alleviating those fears.

The prospective US study, showed that not only did more than 400 severely obese patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery lose a significant amount of weight but that weight loss and the health benefits obtained because of it, were sustained 12 ...


Adams TD, Davidson LE, Litwin SE, Kim J, Kolotkin RL, Nanjee MN, et al. Weight and Metabolic Outcomes 12 Years after Gastric Bypass. N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 21; 377(12): 1143-55. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1700459

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