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New tool gives surgeons realistic risk assessments for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy patients

from Healthcare Professionals Network

Physicians treating individuals affected by obesity who are contemplating laparascopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) have a new risk assessment tool available. The user-friendly online risk calculator uses a robust statistical model and can offer an accurate preoperative risk assessment, based on updated outcome data. The LSG risk calculator uses a composite primary endpoint that factors in 14 serious adverse events, as well as 30-day mortality. Earlier models, Aminian noted, were limited by drawing on old data, reflecting a higher complication rate than currently exists for bariatric procedures. more

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