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Bariatric surgery patients lose more weight when compliant with follow-up visits

13:06 EDT 13 Apr 2018 | Healio

Patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass achieved greater weight loss if they adhered to follow-up bariatric visits during the first 2 years after surgery, according to new research presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting and World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery.
“We have found that in addition to the bariatric procedure itself, compliance with bariatric surgery follow-up visits is important in achieving optimal weight loss outcomes,” study author Chetan Patel, MD, a general surgeon at University of

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