May 4, 2016
Patients who underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery reported high mental and physical component scores 12 years after surgery, according to recent study findings.
“The results of this study are unique and provide new information while addressing a void in the literature regarding this operation in the United States,” Birgit N. Khandalavala, MD, of the department of family medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and colleagues wrote. “In addition to the weight-loss benefits, overall improvement in health and [health-related quality of life] is one of the primary goals of surgical treatment. Our results indicate that, in our sample, the [health-related quality of life] was significantly improved and did not differ from the general population; hence, their quality of life was normalized and on par with the nonobese cohort.”