Gastric bypass tied to substance use disorder

Postoperative care should include assessment of the risk of substance abuse 'that extends beyond alcohol abuse', researchers say.
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Gastric bypass surgery is associated with an increased risk for non-alcohol substance use disorder, according to a study in Obesity.

Dr Per-Arne Svensson (PhD), from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues conducted a prospective study enrolling 2010 patients with obesity who underwent bariatric surgery (265 gastric bypass, 1369 vertical banded gastroplasty, and 376 gastric banding) and 2037 matched controls.