Bariatric surgery tied to ‘significant reduction’ in risk for esophageal, gastric cancer

Bariatric surgery was associated with a decreased incidence of esophageal and gastric cancer as well as in-hospital mortality in a cohort of patients with severe obesity, according to results published in JAMA Surgery.“Little information is available on the incidence of esophagogastric cancer after bariatric surgery in large cohorts,” Andrea Lazzati, MD, PhD, of the department of general surgery at the Intercommunal Hospital Center of Creteil in France, and colleagues wrote. “Therefore, using a national administrative database, we performed a study on a nationwide scaleRead More

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