Obesity can have adverse effects on one’s health. Patients may be interested in bariatric surgery if non-operative methods fail to achieve their weight loss goals. Bariatric Surgery (BS) is intended to affect the normal function of your stomach.
Avoiding the stomach
Surgery to reduce the size of your stomach
This approach to weight loss may improve patient’s overall health and appearance. However, Prior Bariatric Surgery Is Associated With an Increased Rate Of Complications After Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty Independently of Body Mass Index was written by the authors to examine the impact of these procedures on shoulder arthroplasty outcomes. They compared patients having primary shoulder arthroplasty (hemiarthroplasty, anatomic total shoulder, or reverse total shoulder) in patients with prior BS and a minimum of 2-year follow-up matched by age, sex, diagnosis, implant, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, Charlson Comorbidity Index, and surgical year to control groups with either body mass index (BMI) < 40 kg/m2 or ≥ 40 kg/m2.
The study found that the bariatric surgeon group had a higher incidence of surgical complications and complication.