Bariatric Surgery May Improve Your Health, But Doesn’t Reduce Healthcare Costs

…according to an article at MedPageToday.

“In a critique of the study, JAMA deputy editor Edward H. Livingston, MD, said bariatric surgery clearly benefits a subgroup of patients who have a complication or condition known to improve dramatically with weight loss, such as diabetes and osteoarthritis. Reducing body mass index should not be the exclusive indication for the surgery.”

 

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