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Sofia Gravani, John Koutelekos

Friday, July 1, 2022

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Pages: 317-326

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7771569


Introduction: The World Health Organization (WHO) describes the prevalence of obesity as a "global epidemic" affecting the population of both developed and developing countries, all socio-economic and age groups.Purpose: To explore characteristics of obese patients who choose the surgical treatment of obesity.Material and method: We studied 100 obese patients who came for scheduled bariatric surgery at the Endoscopic Unit of Bariatric Surgery, of the General Hospital of Athens "Hippokration". On the day of admission, patients’ characteristics were recorded in a specially designed questionnaire that served the purpose of the research. The statistical program SPSS 22.0 was used for data analysis.Results: Of the 100 patients, 61 were women and 39 men, with a mean body mass index (BMI) of 47.58 Kg/m² and a mean age of 40.45 years. The 58 patients underwent Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy  and 42 underwent Laparoscopic One Anastomosis Gastric bypass. The 58% of patients were of "secondary" educational level (22 men, 36 women), 51% were "married" (23 men, 28 women), 51% had a "physical illness" (16 men, 35 women) and 65% had undergone other surgeries (22 men, 43 women). In addition, medication was reported in 44%, chronic pain in 33%, and smoking in 35% of patients.Conclusions: The obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery were about 40 years old, mostly women, married, of secondary educational level and suffering from morbid obesity with concomitant diseases and a history of previous surgeries.

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