The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weighs the evidence on the benefits and risks of the various types of this surgery.
First randomized trial of shared decision making for weight-loss surgery.
Patients in Veterans Affairs study were older and higher risk.
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