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Comment & Response
July 1, 2020

Evidence-Based and Patient-Centered Decisions Regarding Bariatric Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Endocrinology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital “Dr Jose E. Gonzalez,” Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • 2Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
JAMA Surg. Published online July 1, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1524

To the Editor In a national multicenter cohort, Courcoulas et al1 compared the risk of interventions, operations, and hospitalizations between patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or sleeve gastrectomy (SG). The authors concluded that interventions, operations, and hospitalizations were more often associated with RYGB than SG. While the results are noteworthy, we highlight some aspects that should be considered to better interpret their results.

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