Survival Advantage of Bariatric Surgery Patients with and Without Diabetes

Survival Advantage of Bariatric Surgery Patients with and Without Diabetes

We are pleased to share this important new paper from EASO Obesity Management Task Force (OMTF) Co-Chair Dr Dror Dicker and colleagues.

Although data are sparse regarding the survival benefit of bariatric surgery on mortality among people with diabetes, this new study endeavoured to investigate the association between bariatric surgery, on all-cause mortality in individuals who underwent surgery when compared with usual care, and matched controls, stratified by the presence of diabetes.

After a median follow-up of 4.2 years, the survival advantage of bariatric surgery was greater among individuals with diabetes than among those without diabetes for the three types of bariatric surgery combined. Future studies which include longer follow-up periods of patients undergoing RYGB and LSG are needed to determine whether a survival advantage is evident in patients without diabetes after an extended period.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11695-020-05068-0