In April, Cynthia Herrick, MD, FACP and collaborators had their study titled “10-year weight loss outcomes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and attendance at follow-up visits: a single-center study,” published in “Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.”
Their research examined the long-term weight trajectory of those who’ve undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and the factors that predict long-term follow-up and weight outcomes.
The study consisted of 1104 adults who underwent RYGB from 1997-2010 and were tracked until 2017. Herrick and colleagues gathered that “RYGB results in clinically significant and durable weight loss,” follow-up visit attendance does not affect long-term weight loss outcomes, and that “future work should focus on strategies to remove barriers to post-operative care.”
10-year weight loss outcomes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and attendance at follow-up visits: a single-center study