Obesity Surgery

, Volume 28, Issue 10, pp 3308–3309 | Cite as

In Response to: “The Outcome of Bariatric Surgery in Patients Aged 75 Years and Older”

  • Damien BergeatEmail author
  • Laurence Lacaze
  • Laurent Sulpice
  • Karim Boudjema
  • Ronan Thibault
Letter to the Editor

We read with great interest the recently published monocentric study coming from a center of excellence focusing on obesity surgery in the older [1]. This paper is of interest, since even the number of patients included in the analysis is small (n = 19), and data concerning results of obesity in patients over 75 years old are scarce. In this much-selected population, the authors report that obesity surgery could lead to interesting results about weight loss (median %EWL = 47.1%) at 1 year and remission of obesity-related diseases. As it was previously reported, results about weight loss and diabetes resolution are still encouraging but overall less good than those obtained with younger patients [2]. Due to the high expertise of the operating center, postoperative morbidity and mortality were impressive and lower than expected from patient age.

Considering the good results of obesity surgery in older people and the increased prevalence of obesity even in older people, obesity surgery...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie Hépatobiliaire et Digestive, Hôpital PontchaillouCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireRennesFrance
  2. 2.Université de Rennes 1RennesFrance
  3. 3.Univ Rennes, INSERM, INRA, CHU Rennes, Institut NUMECAN (Nutrition Metabolisms and Cancer)RennesFrance
  4. 4.Unité de NutritionCHU RennesRennesFrance

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