[Bariatric surgery to treat obesity with a body mass index (BMI) less than 40 kg/m2]

Rodríguez B, Soto N, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, López A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32017000271
Authors' recommendations: Evidence of good quality suggests that bariatric surgery is better than medical treatment in terms of weight loss and type II diabetes remission in adult patients with a body mass ndex (BMI) 30-39.9.kg/m 2. Most of the clinical practice guidelines consulted agree on recommending bariatric surgery in patients with a BMI 35-39.9 kg/m 2 who also present obesity-related comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, ischemic heart disease or severe refractory arterial hypertension. Most of the health sponsors consulted consider its coverage for this group of patients. Few guidelines and sponsors also consider its use in patients with BMI 30-34.9 kg/m 2; and type 2 diabetes mellitus, but not in other groups of patients.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
URL for published report: www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Body Mass Index
  • Humans
  • Obesity
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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