Oral Presentation ANZOS-OSSANZ-AOCO Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2017

Optomising surgical outcomes (#8)

Kelvin Higa 1
  1. Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital, Fresno, CA, United States

Bariatric/metabolic surgery as compared to general surgery is akin to comparing marriage to a one-night-stand.  Our outcomes are measured in terms of decades of remission; rather than 30-day mortality.  Programs looking to optimize their outcomes need to adopt a philosophical paradigm shift uncommon to most surgical specialties and integrate a sustainable economic model unfamiliar to most practices.