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Higher serious morbidity, adverse events among Black patients after bariatric surgery



Although Black patients had better weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery, they also had a greater risk for serious morbidity and adverse events, according to data presented at Digestive Disease Week.
“There are racial disparities in bariatric surgery use even though obesity affects Black patients disproportionately,” Dilhana S. Badurdeen, MBBS, MD, ABOM, from John Hopkins Hospital, told Healio Gastroenterology. “Based on our analysis, Black patients have a higher risk for serious morbidity and adverse events regardless of baseline comorbidities, and type of surgery and

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