Comment on: Should Recent Smoking be a Contraindication for Sleeve Gastrectomy?

      I think this article is timely and important because laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has become the most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the United States. Understanding risk factors to improve outcomes is certainly at the forefront of most bariatric surgeons’ minds. Smoking is an important risk factor.
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      • Should recent smoking be a contraindication for sleeve gastrectomy?
        Surgery for Obesity and Related DiseasesVol. 13Issue 7
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          One of the ultimate goals of bariatric and metabolic surgery is to decrease cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Obese individuals who smoke tobacco are at an increased risk of cardiovascular events and may benefit the most by positive effects of bariatric surgery on cardiometabolic risk factors. The safety profile of sleeve gastrectomy in patients who smoke has not yet been characterized.
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