Trends in Bariatric Surgical Procedures

Authors:Santry, H. P., Gillen, D. L. and Lauderdale, D. S.
"These findings suggest that use of bariatric surgical procedures increased substantially from 1998 to 2003, while rates of in-hospital complications were stable and length of stay decreased. However, disparities in the use of these procedures, with disproportionate and increasing use among women, those with private insurance, and those in wealthier ZIP code areas should be explored further."