Obesity Surgery – Worth The Money

Dr Linda Calabresi

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Dr Linda Calabresi

GP; Medical Editor, Healthed

Dr Linda Calabresi

For most patients in Australia, obesity surgery is an expensive exercise. The surgery alone is likely to see you out of pocket to the tune of several thousand at least. And then there’s the time off work, specialist appointments, follow-up etc etc.

So you can understand patients being hesitant about the prospect. And then there’s the worry about effectiveness. Will it work? And if so for how long?

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Adams TD, Davidson LE, Litwin SE, Kim J, Kolotkin RL, Nanjee MN, et al. Weight and Metabolic Outcomes 12 Years after Gastric Bypass. N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 21; 377(12): 1143-55. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1700459

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