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Patients and Primary Care Physicians Aren't Having Candid Conversations About Obesity and Weight-loss Surgery, Survey Finds
Date:6/13/2011

CINCINNATI, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant barriers are keeping adults affected by obesity (a) and physicians (b) from talking frankly about bariatric, or weight loss, surgery, a new survey sponsored by the Obesity Action Coalition and Ethicon Endo-Surgery shows.

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The survey found that while four in five adults affected by obesity had discussed weight with their health care provider, (1) only one in 10 who meet the National Institutes of Health guidelines for bariatric surgery have had their doctor recommend it. (1) The survey was conducted online in March and April 2011 by Harris Interactive among 400 U.S. adults affected by obesity, 252 U.S. adults who have undergone bariatric surgery (1) and 495 physicians. (2)  

Results indicate that the majority of patients (86%) who had surgery wish they'd had it sooner, (1) and half of physicians echo this sentiment, wishing they had suggested it sooner to some of their patients. (2)  

"Healthcare professionals should be having detailed discussions with people suffering from obesity about all their treatment options, including weight-loss surgery," said Joe Nadglowski, President and Chief Executive Officer, Obesity Action Coalition. "The survey results indicate that doctors are not speaking to patients about their weight and the effects it can have on their health. Informed patients can proactively manage their health and improve their quality of life."

According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and other national medical associations, bariatric surgery is the most effective therapy available for morbid obesity and can result in improvement or complete resolution of obesity comorbidities. (3)

The health care professionals surveyed tend to underestimate patients' willingness to discuss their weight
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SOURCE Ethicon Endo-Surgery; Obesity Action Coalition
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