[Bariatric surgery as treatment for obesity in subjects over 65 years old]

Rodríguez B, Augustovski F, Pichon-Riviere A, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, López A, Rey-Ares L
Record ID 32017000273
Authors' recommendations: Low-quality evidence shows that bariatric surgery might be considered as an effective alternative in terms of weight loss in adults over 65 years, however, there may be a higher risk of short-term complications. Despite scarce and low-quality evidence, most clinical practice guidelines consulted do not mention age as a screening criterion in adults; however, they do mention that surgical and anesthetic risks along with the presence of comorbidities in adults over 65 with a body mass index of more than 40 kg/m2 should be considered. Most health sponsors do not mention age as a restriction when screening patients for coverage either.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
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
  • 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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