Because more than 1 in 3 adults suffer from obesity.([FOOTNOTE=National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Overweight & Obesity Statistics. 2013-2014 NHANES data. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/overweight-obesity. Accessed March 15, 2021.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) And that number continues to rise.
Weight-loss surgery can be an effective, long-term treatment of severe obesity.([FOOTNOTE=American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. https://asmbs.org/resources/metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery. Accessed March 15, 2021.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) What’s more, metabolic surgery can put T2D diabetes in remission.([FOOTNOTE=American Diabetes Association. Section 7 - Obesity management for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes - 2017. Diabetes Care. 2017; 40(Suppl. 1):S57-S63.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) So not only is it vital to patients, it’s also a growth opportunity for your institution.
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Your bariatric program is vital to your patients who need weight-loss surgery. It’s also essential to your hospital’s surgical growth plan. Let’s elevate the performance of your bariatric program. Because less than 1% of eligible patients receive bariatric surgery — and that has to change.([FOOTNOTE=The Advisory Board. 99% of eligible patients don’t get bariatric surgery. Here’s what you can do about it. https://www.advisory.com/research/market-innovation-center/the-growth-channel/2018/01/bariatric-surgery Accessed July 24, 2019.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])