Changes in Bariatric Surgery Procedure Use in Michigan, 2006-2013

Reames, Bradley N.; Finks, Jonathan F.; Bacal, Daniel; Carlin, Arthur M.; Dimick, Justin B.
September 2014
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/3/2014, Vol. 312 Issue 9, p959
Academic Journal
The article discusses the changes in hospital regulations for conducting bariatric surgery procedure as treatment for patients with morbid obesity in Michigan. The research aims to create an increasing prevalence of obesity, improved perioperative safety and expand insurance coverage for bariatric surgery. It conclude the importance for primary care physicians to inform patients on predominant bariatic procedure.


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