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2021 Apr 20

Surg Obes Relat Dis

Preoperative chronic opioid use and its impact on early complications in bariatric surgery: a Swedish nationwide cohort study of 56,183 patients.


The association between severe obesity and chronic pain makes opioid use common among bariatric patients. Preoperative opioid use has been identified as a risk factor in other surgical procedures.