Bariatric Surgery in Brazilian Professors of the Public Education System. Results and Particularities

Jose S Pinheiro, MD, Guilherme Zanco, MS, Giovanni Picolo, MS, Adriano Corona, MD, Jose F Farah, MD. General Surgery Service, Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual de São Paulo, Brazil and University of the City of São Paulo, Brazil – UNICID

Introduction: The objective of this study is to demonstrate specific characteristics of Brazilian professors of the Public Education System submitted to bariatric surgery.
Methods and Procedures: 82 severe obese professors were submitted to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in our Institution. Results were analyzed and compared to our total case series and to the literature.
Results: Patients characteristics regarding age, sex, preoperative BMI, and number of comorbidities were similar to our total case series. Mean preoperative daily work hours were 10.7 hours. After surgery, 100 % of patients reduced their work schedule (8.8 hours). Follow-up at 24 months is 97.5% (X 88% of our total case series) and excess weight loss is 85% (X 78% of our total case series).
Conclusions: Brazilian professors submitted to bariatric surgery reduce their work schedule. Follow-up and EWL is excellent and superior to our total case series and to the literature.

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Program Number: P054
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