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The Effect of Close Postoperative Follow-Up on Comorbidity Improvement after Bariatric Surgery

      Patients undergoing bariatric surgery require follow-up for efficacy assessment, early detection of postoperative complications, and also for management of comorbid conditions. Recent literature shows support for improved long-term weight loss with close and continued patient follow-up. However, attrition rates after bariatric surgery have been reported as high as 50%. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between complete follow-up and improvement or remission of comorbid conditions at 12-months after surgery.
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