Bariatric surgery has higher short-term risk for VTE but delivers ‘potentially strong’ benefits after a year

At one and five years after surgery, risk for VTE and pulmonary embolism became lower than no surgery.
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In the short term, bariatric surgery is associated with greater odds for VTE, but after one and five years, the procedure delivers “potentially strong” long term benefits, a US study shows.

Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle evaluated the association between bariatric surgery and long-term VTE risk.