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Bariatric Surgery Publications

LABS Safety Study — New England Journal of Medicine


"Perioperative Safety in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery" by the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Consortium, published in the July 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, involves Anita Courcoulas, MD, director, UPMC Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery.


The safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery, for morbid obesity and expensive obesity-related conditions, is emerging as an even more powerful force in this new era of health care reform.

The findings of this research:

  • Strongly reaffirm the safety of bariatric surgery
  • Should help to inspire greater confidence from the general public and policymakers, thus making it more difficult to deny or delay coverage of these life-saving and life-extending procedures

Other LABS Publications Regarding Bariatric Surgery


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Minimally Invasive Bariatric and General Surgery
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For Physicians

Weight Change and Health Outcomes at 3 Years After Bariatric Surgery Among Individuals With Severe Obesity

Watch the video featuring Dr. Courcoulas delivering the physician's report.

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