Bariatric surgery controls the death rate
Bariatric surgery, a stomach surgery which helps those who have an extreme weight. However, a new research says, Bariatric surgery controls the death rate in obesity patients.
During a 10-year period, the results say, people who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment. While, U.S. and Israel are the highest rates of bariatric surgery in the world.
Study lead author, Philip Greenland from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, says, a long-term effect of bariatric surgery is a longer life for obese patients.
According to results, the death rate in people who did not have surgery is 2.3% compared to 1.3% in those who had surgery. This study examines on electronic health records from an Israel HMO, looked at detailed data on 33,540 obese individuals for up to a decade.
The study looked at three types of bariatric surgery, including roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy.
Weight loss, diabetes control, and blood pressure are the short-term benefits of bariatric surgery. While, there are some health concerns about confusions from the surgery. Among the concerns are vitamin deficiency, anemia and protein deficiency. But, there was not a higher rate of anemia, vitamin or protein deficiency among those who had surgery in this examination.
Bariatric surgery is an increasingly frequent treatment for severe obesity, said, study co-author Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, PhD. Although, bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. are very high. According to 2011 reports, nearly 158,000 bariatric surgeries conducted. Coming to 2016, around 216,000 surgeries performed.