TABLE 1.

Obesity-Related Conditions That May Be Improved With Bariatric Surgery

Serious comorbidities
 Type 2 diabetes mellitus
 Obstructive sleep apnea
 Pseudotumor cerebri
Less serious comorbidities
 Hypertension
 Dyslipidemias
 Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
 Venous stasis disease
 Significant impairment in activities of daily living
 Intertriginous soft-tissue infections
 Stress urinary incontinence
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease
 Weight-related arthropathies that impair physical activity
 Obesity-related psychosocial distress