Already there is a new scoring system to predict, rightly, that patient has greater risk of dying as a Bariatric gastric bypass surgery is performed. This system is based on five medical factors, and was proposed last year by surgeons at Duke University Medical Center. To perform it, is taken into account the weight of the patient, gender, age, blood pressure and the risk of developing a blood clot in the lungs. Doctors who use this system can easily determine if the risk that presents his patient die is low, medium or high. Found that patients in the high-risk group were six times more likely to die that those in the low-risk group, and in the Group of medium risk patients were three times more likely to die. The surgeon Eric DeMaria, the Duke Hospital, said that this system is the first to determine the risk for patients who are considering the as the bypass gastric as option.
This system, he said, allows to Surgeons have data specific to that they can use to take the decision to make or not surgery and during the discussion with patients. Also, the system provides a standardization of the surgical results, making comparisons between the major averages. A new study, examined data of 4,433 patients who had surgery Bariatric in the University of South Florida, the Medical University of southern Carolina and a private hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this scoring system, patients with none or one of the five medical factors are considered low-risk, those with two or three factors are medium risk, and those who have four or five of them, are considered high risk. 2,166 Patients classified as the point scoring system of the low-risk group, eight were killed. Twenty-six of the 2,142 group of medium risk patients died, and three of the 125 patients in the high-risk group.