Outcome of bariatric surgery in older patients
People are living longer than they were expected to 2 decades ago. Increased life expectancy and reduced mortality encompasses a simultaneous increase in the number of older adults with obesity that entails an increase of co-morbidities, such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and many other diseases. The aim of our study was to compare the outcomes of bariatric surgery in patients age ≥65 in comparison with younger patients.
This retrospective study compares bariatric surgeries performed in a private institution between the years 2013 and 2015. The study included 9044 patients divided into an older group (451 patients) and the younger group (8593 patients).