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Bariatric surgery is cost-effective treatment for patient with T2DM

Performing bariatric surgery in patients with morbid obese with type 2 DM is a cost-effective strategy in Thailand, according to researchers from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) and Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. The authors note that although the evidence suggests that bariatric surgery is a successful long-term treatment in patients with morbid obese with type 2 DM, it is an expensive procedure with additional costs possible in the months following surgery. Therefore, they wanted to assess whether bariatric surgery is cost-effective in this group of patients. 

Bariatric Surgery is cost-effective over ten years

Bariatric surgery is cost-effective over ten years and can save healthcare systems money over a lifetime, according to researchers from Sweden and the UK, and the results emphasise the clinical benefit of bariatric surgery and the monetary gains that result from avoiding obesity-related illnesses.

Surgical glue is safe and cost-effective for sleeve gastrectomies

Using surgical glue instead of standard stapling during a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safe and cost-effective, according to a study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. The study, ‘Surgical glue in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: An initial experience and cost-effectiveness analysis’, was published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Bariatric surgery does not reduce overall costs

Bariatric surgery does not reduce overall healthcare costs in the long term with no evidence that any one type of surgery is more likely to reduce these costs, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.

Access to bariatric surgery unfair and unethical

At a recent conference hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) in the UK, senior bariatric surgeons have blasted access to National Health Service (NHS) weight-loss surgery as ‘inconsistent, unethical and completely dependent on geographical location’. The criticisms were voiced following the publication of an anonymous survey of UK bariatric surgeons.

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