• Poulose BK, Griffin MR, Moore DE, Zhu Y, Smalley W, Richards WO, Wright JK, Melvin W, Holzman MD. Risk factors for post-operative mortality in bariatric surgery. The Journal of surgical research. 2005 Jul 1;127(1). 1-7. PMID: 15964300 [PubMed].


Appropriate patient selection is crucial to the success of bariatric surgery (BaS). The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for increased post-operative mortality in patients undergoing BaS using a nationally representative sample.