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2020 Jun 17

Obes Surg

Preoperative Opioid Prescription Patients Do Not Suffer Distinct Outcomes After Bariatric Surgery: a Matched Analysis of Outcomes.


Shockcor N, Adnan SM, Siegel A, Tannouri S, Rasko Y, Kligman M
Obes Surg. 2020 Jun 17.
PMID: 32557387.


While over 200 million opioid prescriptions are written annually for chronic pain in the USA, little has been written on the impact of opioids on bariatric surgery, specifically on the effects of prescription opioid use on weight loss post laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG).