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From The JAMA Network
January 16, 2018

Long-term Outcomes Following Bariatric Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Clinician Scholars Program at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 2Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA. 2018;319(3):302-303. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.20521

The 7-year results from the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) study were published online on December 6, 2017, in JAMA Surgery.1 In this study of 1738 patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and 610 patients who underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), Courcoulas and colleagues1 assessed the outcomes and adverse effects associated with bariatric procedures by measuring rates of postoperative complications, operative revisions, weight change and trajectory, and effect on comorbid conditions.