Bariatric Surgery in Septuagenarians: a Comparison with <60Year Olds

Bariatric Surgery in Septuagenarians: a Comparison with <60Year Olds Introduction There is reluctance amongst many healthcare surgery can be performed with safety and efficacy comparable professionals to offer bariatric surgery to septuagenarians. to those <60 years old. There is only one study in the scientific literature specifically . . describing any experience with this group of patients and none Keywords Bariatric surgery Gastric bypass Roux-en-Y . . that compares the outcomes in this group with younger gastric bypass Mini gastric bypass One anastomosis gastric . . . . patients. bypass Sleeve gastrectomy Septuagenarian 70 year old Methods We retrospectively examined our prospective data- Elderly base to identify all those who were >70 years old at the time of bariatric surgery. This group was then compared with a matched (for sex, body mass index, surgical procedure, and Introduction time of surgery) cohort of younger (<60 year old) patients. Information was obtained from our database, case notes, hos- Bariatric surgery is an accepted treatment modality for pa- pital electronic records, by interviewing team members, and tients suffering from morbid obesity. Despite the fact that from general practitioners. established guidelines [1, 2] do not impose any upper age Results A total of 10 septuagenarians were compared with 10 limit, there is Obesity Surgery Springer Journals

Bariatric Surgery in Septuagenarians: a Comparison with <60Year Olds

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