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In a new study published in Obesity, investigators find that eligible patients who discuss bariatric surgery options with their primary care providers or specialists from disciplines ranging from cardiology to urology are more likely to undergo surgery and lose more weight than those who do not have such discussions.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether patients who discuss bariatric surgery with their providers are more likely to undergo the procedure and to lose weight.

A retrospective cohort study of adults with BMI ? 35 kg/m2 was conducted to analyze the relationship between a discussion of bariatric surgery in the first year after study entry and weight changes (primary outcome) and receipt of bariatric surgery (secondary outcome) over 2 years after study entry. Natural language processing was used to identify the documentation of bariatric surgery discussion in electronic provider notes.

- Out of 30,560 study patients, a total of 2,659 discussed bariatric surgery with their providers. The BMI of patients who discussed bariatric surgery decreased by 2.18 versus 0.21 for patients who did not.

- In a multivariable analysis, patients who discussed bariatric surgery with their providers lost more weight and had greater odds of undergoing bariatric surgery.

In particular, clinicians rarely discussed bariatric surgery with their patients. Patients who did have this discussion were more likely to lose weight and undergo bariatric surgery.

Obesity
Source: https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.23183
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