Less-Skilled Weight-Loss Surgeons Have Higher Complication Rates
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|Sat, 10-12-2013 - 8:59pm|
How skilled is your weight loss surgeon? According to Health Day News, less skilled surgeons have higher risk for complications. "Some surgeons are simply better than others, according to new research that links less-skilled weight-loss surgeons to significantly more complications among patients who leave their operating rooms.
Analyzing 20 bariatric surgeons who volunteered to have their operating skills rated via video, University of Michigan researchers found that complication rates of surgeons deemed to be low skilled were 14.5 percent, compared with 5.2 percent among high-skilled surgeons. The study used follow-up data involving more than 10,000 patients." read more
Did you have complications? Do you think it may have been related to your surgeon's skills?