Quality of Life and Weight Loss in the Long Term After Gastric Bypass

R. S. R. Álvares, A.M.R. Beleigoli, A.G.M. Cançado, N.H.K. Magario, L.G.O. Freitas, V.G. van Eijk, M.M.N.H. Ferreira, M.F.H.S. Diniz

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Dr. Scott Shikora

Editor in Chief

Obesity Surgery

Dear Dr. Scott Shikora

We read with great interest the article Quality of Life and Bariatric Surgery: Cross Sectional Study and Analysis of Factors Influencing Outcome by Janik et al. [1], which investigated quality of life (QoL) and factors associated with it in the short term (12 to 18 months) after either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or sleeve gastrectomy in comparison to obese patients who seek bariatric surgery (BS). They found better QoL in patients who had undergone surgery in comparison to those in the pre-operative period. History of bariatric surgery, but not weight loss was associated with higher QoL scores. We aimed to investigate quality of life and its determinants in patients submitted to BS for ≥5 years [2] in the Multidisciplinary Group for the Surgical Treatment of Obesity in the Hospital of Clinics of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil. We performed a cross-sectional study with selection of 101 patients who had undergone RYGB from 1998 to 2011 at a public obesity clinic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1069-1070
Number of pages2
JournalObesity Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • bariatric surgery
  • gastric bypass
  • quality of life
  • weight loss


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