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Bariatric surgery patients at risk for opioid addiction

08:54 EDT 16 Apr 2018 | Healio

Amir A. Ghaferi
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery have a higher risk for developing new persistent opioid use compared with patients who undergo other elective surgeries, according to research presented at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting and World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery.
Additionally, Amir A. Ghaferi, MD, MS, associate professor of surgery and business at the University of Michigan and director of the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative, and colleagues said their research revealed several other short- and long-term

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