Discharge One Day After Gastric Bypass Linked to Higher Mortality

A new analysis of hospital data showed that patients discharged within one day after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery had higher mortality rates, according to a report by Internal Medical News.


The study, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, showed risk for 30-day mortality for these patients was at least double that of patients discharged two days after surgery.


Many insurers cover hospitalization for just one day after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery.


Read the Internal Medical News report on gastric bypass surgery.


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