Key PointsQuestionIs there an association between undergoing bariatric surgery with laparoscopic banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy vs nonsurgical usual care management and all-cause mortality among patients with obesity? FindingsIn this retrospective cohort study of 8385 patients who underwent bariatric surgery and 25 155 matched patients who received usual care, the mortality rate over approximately 4.5 years was 1.3% among surgical patients compared with 2.3% among nonsurgical patients, a significant difference. MeaningBariatric surgery was associated with reduced all-cause mortality.
JAMA – American Medical Association
Published: Jan 16, 2018