New real-world evidence helps individuals make informed decisions about weight-loss surgery

Written by Celeste Brady, Commissioning Editor

Latest research adds to decision aids for patients with Type 2 diabetes receiving weight-loss surgery, meaning patients are better informed to choose the right surgical approach for them. Investigators funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI; DC, USA) have published the latest clinical findings from the PCORnet Bariatric Study — the largest study so far to compare outcomes data of individuals who underwent the longer-used Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure or the newer, simpler surgical approach of sleeve gastrectomy. The study results add to the Shared Decision Making for Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Severe Obesity project, creating a decision...

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