Report – A Comparison of Recovery Outcomes Among Bariatric Surgery Patients

Using a nationwide dataset of short-term disability (STD) cases linked to detailed medical claims data, we evaluated 9,301 STD cases with a primary diagnosis of morbid obesity that had one of the four surgeries evaluated in this study (n=7,908). We evaluated trends in bariatric surgery procedures through time and compared complication rates, disability duration, and medical costs between four common procedures.

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