Bariatric surgery is associated with improved health-related quality of life (HrQoL). The biliary pancreatic diversion surgery with duodenal switch is the most uncommon of the bariatric procedures and little is known about the long-term effect on HrQoL. Although there are different instruments to assess HrQoL, the SF-36 includes both mental and physical functioning, and studies in Europe have reported short-term benefits after the biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) with the SF-36. In a single institution in the United States, where one surgeon performed the BPD-DS, 27 surveys were received, with a mean follow-up of 12 years. We report, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time in the United States, significant long-term improvement in HrQoL after BPD-DS in this cohort.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nutrition and Dietetics