Directly from the USA: Sleeve Gastrectomy Beneficial for Obese Kidney Transplant Candidates

For kidney transplant (KT) candidates with obesity, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is effective, and a considerable proportion of patients undergo KT within 20.9 months, according to a study published in the May issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Aleksandra Kukla, M.D., from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conducted a retrospective analysis of electronic medical records of KT candidates with obesity who underwent SG. Weight loss, adverse health events, and the listing and transplant rates were compared for surgical and nonsurgical cohorts.

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