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"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: