Bariatric surgery is an effective tool for long-term weight loss in patients with obesity.
1However, emerging data indicate that there may be ongoing psychosocial and environmental implications that have largely been unaddressed among patients who have already undergone bariatric surgery.
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Association between bariatric surgery and long-term survival.
JAMA. 2015; 313 (10.1001/jama.2014.16968): 62-70
2Failing to explore these factors might be ignoring challenges facing these patients, and may also impact long-term weight loss.
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Preoperative and post-operative psychosocial interventions for bariatric surgery patients: a systematic review.
Obes Rev. 2020; 21 (doi.org/10.1111/obr.12926)e12926
3Female patients account for 80% of people undergoing bariatric surgery, making their perspective key to understanding factors that may improve the long-term effectiveness of surgery.
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Totally changed, yet still the same: patients' lived experiences 5 years beyond bariatric surgery.
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A decade analysis of trends and outcomes of male vs female patient who underwent bariatric surgery.
J Am Coll Surg. 2016; 222: 226-231
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- Association between bariatric surgery and long-term survival.JAMA. 2015; 313 (10.1001/jama.2014.16968): 62-70
- Preoperative and post-operative psychosocial interventions for bariatric surgery patients: a systematic review.Obes Rev. 2020; 21 (doi.org/10.1111/obr.12926)e12926
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Published online: May 12, 2022
Accepted: May 10, 2022
Received in revised form: May 2, 2022
Received: January 12, 2022
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