Independent Certified Public Accounting firm assessed the outcomes of over 1,000 MGB patients that were more than 6 months post op.
This independently performed study confirm the excellent results and high levels of patient satisfaction of the Mini-Gastric Bypass.
INDEPENDENT CONFIRMATION OF EXCELLENT RESULTS IN THE MINI-GASTRIC BYPASS
Background: The initial reported results of the
Mini-Gastric Bypass (MGB) have been remarkably good.
The purpose of this study was to perform an independent unbiased analysis of the
Methods: An impartial certified public accounting
(CPA) firm was engaged to independently assess the outcomes of a sample of MGB
patients. The review consisted of a structured telephone interview performed
between June 4-8 and 11-15, 2001. Of 1,082 MGB patients who were more than six
months after survey, 180 patients (17%) were randomly selected by the CPA firm
for study. One patient declined to participate in the study (0.6%.)
The data collection tool used for the survey was created
and the patient selection were performed independently by the CPA firm.
Results: The patients were found to be highly
satisfied. Both preoperative patient desires for
health status improvement and weight loss were consistently satisfied. The
overall satisfaction score was reported by 100% of the patients at a level 5
(range 1-5) the highest level possible. If the one patient that declined
participation was judged as dissatisfied the overall patient satisfaction rate
All of the patients said they would recommend this surgery to
a friend or a family member and would have the surgery again.
Patient reported health status before and after
Diabetes (includes gestational)
Elevated blood sugar
Conclusions: The Mini-Gastric Bypass has been
reported to have a number of very attractive features and excellent outcomes.
The present independently performed study confirms
previously reported excellent outcomes of patient satisfaction, resolution of
medical illness and weight loss.
The Mini-Gastric Bypass appears to be a straight forward,
safe and highly efficacious method of treating clinically severe obesity.