Despite the safety and effectiveness of weight loss surgery, only 0.4% of patients who qualify based on National Institutes of Health criteria proceed to have a weight loss surgical procedure.1 One hypothesized reason is that negative public attitudes toward weight loss surgery prevent patients from considering it as an option. However, to our knowledge, no studies have assessed attitudes toward weight loss surgery in the US general population. We designed a national cross-sectional survey to assess these attitudes.
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Dolan P, Afaneh C, Symer M, Dakin GF, Pomp A, Yeo H. Assessment of Public Attitudes Toward Weight Loss Surgery in the United States. JAMA Surg. Published online December 12, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4650
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