Bariatric Surgery Case Study

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Abstract Background and aims: Bariatric surgery offers the best treatment to realize long-term sufficient weight loss in morbidly obese patients. Negative effect of obesity on the quality of life (QoL) is increasingly often mentioned. The main objective of this study is to investigate the weight changes and the impact of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on quality of life in 1 year after the procedure. The relation between the excessive weight loss (EWL) and the improvement in the QoL questionnaires was also assessed. Material and Methods: 185 morbidly obese patients were evaluated before laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and 12 months after surgery. The evaluation included anthropometric measurements, SF-36 and Moorehead-Ardelt Quality of Life…show more content…
In as many as 70.2 % of 185 patients, the quality of life post bariatric treatment was assessed as very good or good. In the group of remaining people, in the significant majority, the quality of life was assessed as average that is, corresponding to the general standard. Al Harakeh presented similar results concerning improvement on the quality of life post bariatric surgery, as estimated on a basis of the BAROS questionnaire…show more content…
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