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Update is bariatric surgery contributing to a decreasing trend in COVID-19 infection and complication rate in obese patients?

Arbaab Khan*, Tanvish Nitin Manwatkar

The objective of this study is to identify bariatric surgery as a treatment modality to reduce COVID-19 related morbidity, mortality and complication rate in the obese patients. This study involves the comparison of 2 researches in which COVID-19  affected patients were assessed for their severity of disease on the basis of their history of bariatric/ metabolic surgery (whether they had undergone bariatric surgery or not ) .The patients who had undergone bariatric procedure and their matched controls (both populations positive for COVID-19  infection) were compared to several variables like hospital admission , admission to ICU unit need for mechanical ventilation & dialysis during hospitalization ,other morbidities and also mortality .The comparison of results showed that patients who underwent bariatric surgery had a better prognosis and a better profile( in terms of morbidity and complication rate and severity) as compared to their matched controls indicating an indirect role of bariatric surgery in alleviating the morbidities related with COVID-19  in an obese patient.

Published Date: 2022-05-30; Received Date: 2022-04-25